3 Years Since Disappearance of Zmitser Zavadski: Actions in Minsk and Vitsebsk

2003 2003-07-10T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Based on information of Radio “Liberty”

About 100 people came to Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk. They held there portraits of Zmitser Zavadski, Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar and Anatol Krasowski in order to remind the authorities and citizens about their fate. The action participants were standing along Frantsysk Skaryna Avenue, facing Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s working residence.

In Vitsebsk 8 UCP members went along Lenin Street with portraits of the missing. Some of the “cautious” citizens informed a police patrol about the action (at least, that’s how the two policemen explained their demand to show the official permission for the procession). The policemen also proposed the demonstrators to go to a police station, but they refused. After that four more ordinary policemen and two from special police forces came. Then a car with dark windows stopped. An unknown man in plain clothes interrupted the speech of the police captain, who said that he knew how much opposition received for such actions. The car went further and the picket participants continued their way with no more obstacles.

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