Alexander Milinkevich Detained in Minsk Airport

2006 2006-11-29T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Leader of the democratic forces Alexander Milinkevich was detained today at about 5 p.m. in the airport “Minsk-2”. Charter’97 press-center has been informed about that by Milinkevich’s press-secretary Pavel Mazheika. Alexander Milinkevich said on the phone that the border guards claimed that his documents “might be forged”. At the moment a report is being drawn up against Milinkevich. Right after the phone call to the press secretary a mobile phone of the politician was switched off.

The leader of the democratic forces was on his way from
Riga. On invitation of Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga he took part in the NATO summit. At the summit Alexander Milinkevich had a meeting with the US President George Bush, who condemned Belarusian dictatorship and expressed support to the Belarusian nation in the struggle for their rights and freedom, reports Charter’97.