KGB detains 15-year-old brother of telegram channel's admin
KGB building in Minsk / Euroradio
The underage hostage is used to enforce the closure of a Telegram channel, which collects intel about Belarus' railway activity.
The Belarusian KGB has detained the 15-year-old brother of the administrator of the "Community of Railwaymen of Belarus" channel. Officials of the agency later demanded that the channel be closed and removed.
The telegram channel reports that the teenager was held in jail for three days. A criminal case under the article "extortion" was filed against him. Neither his parents nor his lawyer was allowed to see the boy. And then, according to the community, he was transferred to the Navinki psychiatric hospital.