Detentions in Mahiliou
On 27 July in Mahiliou near a place where unknown persons had hanged a white-red-white flag the police detained an independent journalist Hanna Iliina and the chair of Mahiliou city organization of United Civil Party Siarhei Straltsou. Iliina and Straltsou were accused of making photos of policemen without permission.
Hanna Iliina phoned to RFE/RL and said that they were kept at Leninski police department of Mahiliou, to which they were taken on order of the chair of prophylaxis, law and order department Yury Kirylovich.
The police also detained and took to Leninski police department a youth activist Siarhei Hurkou. They confiscated from him more than 100 copies of Nash Mahiliou newspaper and drew a confiscation report. After identification he was released.