Police Detains Participants of Lemon Movement

2005 2005-05-02T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The youngsters who called themselves participants of the “Lemon” movement were detained in Homiel on 1 May. They intended to hold the action “It Won’t Be Sweet” which included handing lemon candies and portraits of Lukashenka to citizens. The detainees were kept at Homiel Tsentralny borough police station for three hours without composing any violation reports. The same action was to have taken place in Minsk, but on 30 April its coordinator, Homiel citizen Siarhiei Siamionau was detained in Minsk, taken to Minsk Leninski borough police station and then transferred to the detention center in Akrestsin Street. There he was detained till 2 May, after which Minsk Leninski borough court sentenced him to 2 days of jail upon article # 156 of the Code of Administrative Offences (hooliganism).