New Clear-up Starts in Minsk on the Eve of 27 July Actions
At 8 p.m. on 23 July the police detained Pavel Seviarynets in Frunzenski district of Minsk. Pavel managed to say to RFE/RL that the police suspect him of a felony were taking him to Frunzenski district police department of Minsk.
The Young Front activist Aleh Korban was detained a bit earlier. Young Front members informed RFE/RL that a clear-up reminiscent of that conducted during the latest election campaign had started. Policemen seized youth activists out on the streets and drove them to police stations.
On 24 July the police detained in Nezalezhnastsi Avenue four activists of the unregistered organization Young Front including Siarhei Kliuyeu and Stsiapan Lutsevich and took them to Savetski police department of Minsk. Most probably, they will be found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to several days of arrest so that they would not get to the festive actions of 27 July, the day when the Sovereignty Declaration was signed.
Aliaksei Shein, member of the organizational committee of Belarusian Christian Democrats, was detained as well and taken to Frunzenski district police department of Minsk. The policemen said that he reminded a wanted thief.