In Polatsk traffic police detained cars with the team of Aliaxandr Milinkievich

2005 2005-11-17T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 16 November at about 11.30 in the morning the traffic police of Polatsk detained in one of the city streets three cars with the united presidential pretender from the democratic forces Aliaxandr Milinkievich, members of his team and journalists.
The press service of the Party of Communists of Belarus said that he police explained the detention of the cars by saying that these cars had allegedly been wanted as stolen from their lawful owners.
The detention lasted for about 40 minutes. As a result, the traffic police copied the numbers of the cars and released everyone.
Aliaxandr Milinkievich and the head of the political campaign staff Siarhei Kaliakin referred to the incident as a provocation that had been planned by the local authorities.