Mahiliou: Police Detain Distributors of Youth Bulletin

2007 2007-09-06T18:12:11+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 8 p.m. on 5 September in Leninskaya Street in Mahiliou the police detained for handing out Moladzevy biuleten (Youth Bulletin) three under aged persons: Ales Anisimau, Artsiom Davydau and Kastus Yauseyeu. 173 copies of the edition were confiscated from them. 

Moladzevy biuleten is a non-periodical low-circulation student edition about culture, art and student life in Belarus. The confiscated number was dedicated to Basovishcha-2007 rock festival in Poland. The police detained the youngsters for more than three hours without giving any charges, which is a violation of the Belarusian legislation. The formal reason for the confiscation of the bulletin was the absence of the output data. A confiscation report was composed.

According to a human rights activist Barys Bukhel, the local KGB office got interested in this case. Probably, soon the youngsters will have a talk with the KGB workers.