Minsk Youth Hold Action of Protest against Beating of Girls by Police

2007 2007-08-28T20:28:52+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 26 August an action of protest against illegal detainments and beatings of the youth opposition activists took place at the crossroads of Niamiha and Haradsky Val streets in the center of Minsk. 20 people installed a street banner When you are at home they are beating up girls and the posters running about the events of 16 August.

That day the special
police regiment forcedly dispersed an action of solidarity with political isoners and severely beat some of its participants. An activist of For Freedom! public campaign Tatsiana Tsishkevich is still in hospital #9 in Minsk. The inflammation process in kidneys started after the girl had been beaten up.

Within 15 minutes the action participants distributed around a hundred leaflets dwelling on the 16 August events and calling for stopping the gangster-like attacks on the Minskovites.