My name is Oleg. My spouse is Tatiana.
On February 25, 2021 a package with 6 Molotov cocktails and 6 bb flags was planted in the yard of a private house, where I am registered. At 1 a.m. the house was searched. The reason was an anonymous phone call to the police that weapons and opposition flags were allegedly being unloaded into my house from a car parked near my house.
I wrote a statement to the police demanding to identify the caller, as I was sure that he would be connected with those who had planted the package. In response I received a note.
A week later I was summoned to the police department, ostensibly to clarify the details. In fact I was subjected to polygraph interrogation.
My wife was summoned to the police department and forced to sign a paper on countering extremism. Then they called her employer (she got a job as a clerk) and demanded that she be fired for her "opposition" views. If she refused, the store director was told that they would revoke her business license.
On March 24, 2021 two more searches were conducted at my wife's place of registration, and then at my place of registration, too, with the seizure of computer equipment. The reason was the opening of a criminal case about allegedly spreading information discrediting the honor and dignity of a person unknown to us on the internet. As it turned out — the principal of one of the schools of the city.
I have every reason to believe that all these "events" are revenge from the Interior Ministry for the fact that I told you who exactly in our city was detaining and beating the protesters. I was an involuntary witness to a conversation between police officers. They were sharing their impressions of how on the night of 9-10 August 1920 they had detained and beaten up people, broke cell phones of the detained, cut wheels of the detained cyclists.
In April of 21 we were forced to leave Belarus.
We live in a rented apartment. We didn't get any financial assistance from outside sources. We applied for asylum and wait for a reply. They did not give us a work permit either.
They don't register us with Social and Medical Services
We need your help.
How much is needed?
930€ — rent, utilities for 3 months. We hope that we can get a work permit during this time.