KGB Confiscates Webcartoonist's Equipment, Threatens Jail
Submitted by TCampbell on August 26, 2005 - 12:55
The Belarus regime is cracking down on webcomics:
Dear Dr. R. Russell:
I live in Grodno, Belarus. My name is Oleg Minich. I'm a cartoonist and I have created 28 short cartoons about contemporary life in Belarus.
On 16.08.2005 five KGB officers burst into my flat, conducted a search, took away my computer, all CDs, and all floppy disks. I'm accused under the article 368 Criminal Code Republic of Belarus "Insulting of the President of Belarus." I can be imprisoned for 5 years.