Biaroza: Police Detain Aliaksandr Milinkevich

2007 2007-01-12T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


Yesterday a meeting of the leader of the united democratic forces Aliaksandr Milinkevich with voters was held in Biaroza (Brest region). After the meeting Aliaksandr Milinkevich was detained by policemen. He hadn’t been charged with anything. Policemen demanded to write down identification details of people who were travelling with Milinkevich in his car. Policemen justified their request by an order from their commanders.

Later Milinkevich’s car without any explanations was stopped by traffic policemen when he was driving into Brest. After Milinkevich asked for explanation, policemen said that he was arrested. The car of the united democratic forces leader was convoyed to one of the police department of Brest. Milinkevich’s wife was in the car as well. In an hour without presenting any charges Brest policemen released Milinkevich.