GIRL BEATEN FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER

2002 2002-12-18T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 18 December Alesia Yasiuk, activist of youth movement Zubr, was beaten in a Minsk-Orsha train. She was distributing a special issue of Barysawskiya Naviny newspaper. According to Yasiuk, she was attacked by drunken teenagers in coats with swastikas. First they asked for several copies of the newspaper, then started insulting her, and beat her in the face and legs. Then they threw all the newspaper copies out of the train window. People in the train stood up for Alesia and the young neo-Nazis left the train.

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