Salihorsk Police Detain Young Front Activists

2007 2007-08-10T18:50:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At about 10 a.m. on 10 August Salihorsk police detained four activists of youth movement including Barys Parkhamchuk, Andrei Tychyna and Ivan Shyla. The activists were returning home from a summer camp. The reason for the detention was that they held in their hands a white-red-white flag. 

Young Front considers the police actions completely illegal, because national flag is not a ‘prohibited symbol’ and is not to be registered. Besides, the police used physical violence during the detention. Another law violation is that Tychyna and Shyla were handcuffed. In several hours all detainees were released without any violation reports composed.