Archive photo of Pavel Sheremet who fled Belarus after a 2004 assault

Teddy bear Swedes warned against trusting KGB

A leading Belarusian independent journalist has warned the Swedish PR firm Studio Total from acceding to the demand from the KGB security police to come to Minsk for questioning.

Pavel Sheremet, who lives in exile in Moscow, tells Swedish Radio News that if they go, they will end up in isolation cells.

The Belarusian KGB says three members of the agency staff have ten days to appear to answer questions about the 800 teddy bears carrying human rights messages that were dropped over Belarus in July.

But Sheremet, who runs a Belarusian news website, says it would be very stupid to trust the KGB.

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