Activists of ‘European Belarus’ arrested for action in support of Mikalai Autukhovich

2009 2009-07-01T17:53:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Maxim Viniarski and Uladzimir Kumets spent the night at Tsentralny district police department of Minsk.

Yesterday they hanged out a banner ‘Freedom to Autukhovich!’ on the bridge in Niamiha Street, and were arrested for it. The police drew up a report under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code, ‘petty hooliganism’.

Today the activists have been taken to Tsentralny district court for a trial.

Bear in mind that the leaders of the entrepreneurs from Vaukavysk Mikalai Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka and Yury Liavonau were detained on 8 February 2009. Mikalai Autukhovich has been on indefinite hunger-strike since 16 April. He demands that the investigation should pass the case to the court or release him under written recognizance not to leave.


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