Belarus border officers seize vacuum cleaner, Belsat TV mugs from ex-presidential candidate

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When Mikalai Statkevich, a 2010 presidential candidate and former political prisoner, and his wife Maryna Adamovich, were driving from Poland to Belarus overnight into April 12, their car was detained by Belarusian border guards at Byarestavitsa border crossing , Yuras Adamovich, a son of Maryna Adamovich, said on Facebook.

“The car has been driven into a stall, they are carrying out a full inspection of it, they must be looking for something. [Statkevich and Adamovich] have been already kept there over two hours, although they have gone through all the necessary procedures.”

The border guards called judicial enforcement agents to make a common property inventory. As a result, they seized two Belsat TV mugs and a car vacuum cleaner which Yuras Adamovich gave to his mother as a gift despite the fact that gifts cannot be confiscated.

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Heavy fines were imposed on Mikalai Statkevich for his participating in peaceful protests in Minsk. If the politician fails to pay the fines, he may face a ban on travelling abroad.

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