Two Participants of “Chain of Concerned People” Detained

2003 2003-09-17T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 16 September the “Chain of Concerned People” devoted to the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Viktar Hanchar (who at the time of his kidnap was the acting Head of the Supreme Soviet of the 13th Convocation) and his friend, businessman Anatol Krasowski took place in Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk.

Andrey Kozel and Andrey Abalevich who handed out fly-sheets during the action were detained and taken to Minsk Leninskaye Borough Board of Internal Affairs, though the “vilation” was made on the territory of the Tsentralny borough. The policemen composed reports about the alleged “violation” and confiscated the fly-sheets. The witnesses of the police, present during the confiscation, were drunk, which the detainees added to the police report.