The grass-roots unit of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union at “Naftan” in Novopolotsk is being evicted from the office.

Previously, the organization’s registration had been annulled. Representatives of the union say that they planned to appeal this decision in court, so they were not going to leave the premises.

Two weeks ago, Olga Britikova, chairman of the Independent Trade Union at “Naftan”, was released after 75 days of arrest.

Recently, there has been a real hunt for independent trade unions on the part of the security forces. A month ago, their offices were searched and people were arrested. Human rights defenders recognized the detained activists as political prisoners.

As previously reported, on May 25, a search took place in the office of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union in Soligorsk. The union leader Aleksandr Mishuk was arrested and probably taken to Minsk.