Mahiliou: Police Detain Youth Activists for Birthday Celebration
Seven youth activists including Tatsiana Bulanava, Uladzimir Krauchanka and Zmitser Salauiou celebrated the birthday of one of their friends in a forest not far from Mahiliou. At about 3 p.m. a police patrol suddenly came there. The policemen found no legal reasons for detention as the activists as the latter ones even didn’t have any alcohol. Despite this, the seven were detained and taken to the police department. For the first three hours the police could not motivate the detention. Finally they called an inspector of the ministry of emergency situations who composed a report for violation of fire security in the forest against Zmitser Salauiou.
Then the activists were release. Zmitser can be fined up to 775 000 Belarusian rubles (about 360 US dollars). The sum of the fine is to be defined by Mahiliou department of the ministry of emergency situations.