Police detained Ales Yazvinski, editor of monthly opposition newsletter Brama, for several hours and then went to his home on 20 September to seize his computer, vital equipment for putting out his newsletter - to 299 readers.
In the face of resistance by the journalist and lacking the necessary warrants, the police confined themselves to seizing 60 copies of the newsletter. The journalist has made an official complaint.
In Belarus, every publication has to be registered with the state and approved if it goes above a circulation of 299 copies. Some opposition newsletters and newspapers are therefore forced to keep circulation very low to survive without attracting police interest.