Young Activist Detained and Warned
A young activist Yuliya Sivets was detained today in Homel by district policemen and taken to Homel regional prosecutors office. An official warning was issued to the girl for acting on behalf of an unregistered organization. The warning concerns her cooperation with Homel-based youth center Hart. An activist has been warned that in case of repeated offence criminal proceedings would be initiated against her.
The youth center Hart existed officially from 1997 to 2003. It was engaged in organizing educational seminars and conferences. The organization was closed by a decision of Justice Ministry.