Opposition activists detained near Halshany on November 24

2005 2005-11-24T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The detained activists included Siarhei Malchyk (the head of the regional branch of the BPF Party), Anatol Khatsko (Labor Party) and Viktar Sazonau (representative of the Human Rights Center Viasna in Hrodna Region). They were going to Smarhon through Ashmiany and were detained for alleged violation of the border rules. The traffic police detained their car and accompanied it to the District Department of Internal Affairs in Ashmiany, where they fined them 250 thousand Belarusian rubles, and then the car of the opposition activists accompanied by the police car with beacons was accompanied to the outside of Ashmiany District. All of the operation was governed by "plainclothes" who all the time talked over the mobile phones and explained to the local police officer what and how to do.