Union activists and journalist have their netbook and money back
One month after the incident at the "Gudogai" border check point, the officers of the Oshmyany Customs have returned the confiscated money and the netbook to Gennady Fedynich, Chairman of the REP Trade Union, Igor Komlik, the leader of the REP Minsk City Primary Organization, and Natalia Vereschagina, the editor of the website praca-by.info.
Let us remind you that the union leaders and the journalist were taken off the train on May 25 for personal search. As the customs officers had explained then, they acted according to the selectivity principle .
The money and the netbook, confiscated in the course of the search, were exposed to examination . The customs agents had suspected that the money could be faked and the netbook could contain extremist materials .
The fears of the customs people proved to be groundless. Now, about six weeks later, the money and the netbook have been returned to the owners. The examination has shown that the money was genuine, while the netbook had nothing appealing to extremist activities or advocating any such activities .