Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Collaborating With KGB During Cold War Or Today In Belarus. How?

Posted by Info on 21/03/2011

A Belarusian civil activist says how the KGB tried to recruit him promising to register his organization.

On February 22, we filed documents to the Ministry of Justice to register the International Cultural and Educational NGO “Volunteering Development Centre”….On March 15, Mikalai Kvantaliani received a call from a man who introduced himself as Vitaly and phoned in connection with registration of the organization in the Ministry of Justice…According to him, it won’t necessary to work, I will need just to receive money and make reports. He said people who had agreed to collaborate with them earn 50,000-60,000 euros per year. He also guaranteed full support and security in the activity of the organization. I asked what if I decided not to head the organization and what if we declined their offer…

In the first case, collaboration will be continued with a new head. The officer said it didn’t matter who the heads are, the main thing was that the organization must belong to them.

In the second case, the organization won’t be registered, the founders will be put on the black list and will never be able to register another organization, moreover, I will face problems with going abroad.

What MIkalai Kvantaliani did then?

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