Belarus: Schengen Visa=Guilty

Pyotr Kuznetsov mentions [ru] a Belarusian police officer who interpreted a Schengen visa in the passport of one of the women detained at a protest rally as a solid proof that she was not a law-abiding citizen. He said this to a colleague who used to know the woman and was having doubts about the legality of her arrest: “Have you seen her passport?! She's got a Schengen! Me, I don't have a Schengen!” (More on the EU-Belarus relations, in this recent GV text by Vilhelm Konnander.)

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