“Viasna” Lawyer, Head of Belarusian Lyceum Self-government, “Zubr” Activist and Lyceum Teacher Are Detained at Action for Belarusian-language Education

2004 2004-09-01T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At 4 p.m. in Kastrychnitskaya Square there took place the youth action in support of Belarusian language. About 100 persons took part in it. Mainly there were pupils of the closed Belarusian Humanitarian Lyceum and activists of youth organizations, such as “Zubr”.

When action participants tried to unroll their posters, the police started detentions. The head of the lyceum self-government Franak Fiachorka (son of the BPF head Vintsuk Viachorka) was beaten and detained. The surname of one of the policemen who detained Viachorka is Lipninski.

When “Viasna” lawyer Valiantsin Stefanovich tried to defend Franak, he was detained as well. The police confiscated posters from the action participants, after which the latter ones went to Yanka Kupala Square. On the way the police also detained the lyceum teacher Liavon Barshchewski.

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