Policeman detained 2 members of students’ NGO “Belarusian Students’ Association” (Zadzinochanne Belaruskikh Studentaw) for distribution of leaflets with a request not to participate in the preliminary elections.
Siarzhuk Semianuk and Vasil Lepesh were arrested on October 11 in the yard of the house where the office of the organization is situated. That was the policeman responsible for defending Latvian Embassy. He called for a patrolling car. In students’ bags around 200 leaflets were found on which it was written with capital letters: “DO NOT BE HEARDED!” as well as the request not to participate in the preliminary elections. The policemen explained to the youngsters that they will not let these leaflets to get to the students.
The students were brought to the policestation of the Sovietski district in Miensk. They are accused of administrative violation (it is most likely that they will be accused on the grounds of Article 172.3 of the Code on Administrative Violations – distribution of printed matter without the date-line.