Vitsebsk: Valery Shchukin Is Detained

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”


A well-known human rights activist Valery Schukin has been detained in Vitsebsk. As said by the lawyer Pavel Levinau, Schukin was detained by policemen at polling station #52 in Pershamaiski borough of Vitsebsk.

The reasons for detention of the human rights activist are unknown to Levinau. However, he claims that Schukin worked at the polling station as a journalist. He had a document of a Narodnaia volia correspondent. At the moment Schukin stays in the police department of Pershamaiski borough of Vitsebsk.