HRODNA, Belarus -- Relatives of a Belarusian journalist who died in the western city of Hrodna say they do not believe his death was a suicide.
Yury Humenyuk, 43, fell from the ninth floor of a dormitory on January 19, not far from the house he shared with his mother.
He was a correspondent for Polish Radio in Warsaw and was known for his criticism of the Belarusian authorities.
Humenyuk's mother told RFE/RL that she considered it very strange that her son went to the nearby dormitory, because he had no friends or acquaintances there.
A dormitory employee told RFE/RL that none of the building's residents received a visit from Humenyuk.
Local authorities have launched an investigation.
Humenyuk was also a noted poet who called for poetry to be independent of Belarusian state control.