Free Theater Belarus has a long history of risky government opposition. Now, after a fishy election and big demonstrations, their artists are being rounded up by government security services:

Theater co-founder Nikolai Khalezin said the Belarus security service which is still called the KGB had tried to infiltrate performances in the past, despite strict secrecy.

"But they immediately stood out from the rest of the audience," he said before a performance Saturday night.

In the early hours of Monday, the KGB came knocking again. Khalezin, 46, and his wife Natalia were arrested, according to opposition blog posts.

Soviet-style President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide election Sunday that sent 10,000 opposition demonstrators into the streets to be beaten by riot police.

Police also beat opposition candidate Vladimir Neklyayev and then arrested him in his hospital bed.

It was a dramatic end to a day of theater, which saw Lukashenko's six-year-old son cast his ballot and the president scoff at threats of opposition protests. "Don't worry," he said, "there will be nobody on the square."

The last anyone heard from Khalezin and Natalia was a text message: "We are at the KGB."

That sounds grim.

(h/t Mike Daisey.)