Three youth activists are suspected of "degrading state symbols". Zmitsier Kaspiarovich, Paviel Batuieu and Zmitsier Haurusik will be interrogated today.
On 17 January at 10 p.m. three youth activists were detained in Minsk – Zmitsier Kaspiarovich, Paviel Batuieu and Zmitsier Haurusik. They are suspected of taking down the state flag from the city executive committee building in Independence Square in Minsk.
The young people spent the night in the Borough Department of Internal Affairs for Maskouski Borough. At 11.00 the investigator Matvei Kryvanosau was to have interrogated the activists in the criminal case of "degradation of state symbols" but the suspects demanded legal council. They were allowed to call the human rights activist and interrogation will take place in the presence of lawyers after corresponding contracts are made.