Police Detain Democratic Activist Aliaksandr Atroshchankau

2007 2007-10-10T17:52:58+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A democratic activist Aliaksandar Atroschankau was arrested late at night on 9 October in Minsk. The police burst into his apartment on the first store through a window and searched it. Office equipment, including a computer and information materials on the European March, EU flags and the Belarusian national emblem Pahonia made of plaster were withdrawn.


As Aliaksandar Atroschankau told to the press-center of Charter 97, the police said they had got an anonymous telephone call saying there was a dead body in the apartment. Nevertheless, the police was interested only in the computers.


The apartment was searched for three hours. Aliaksandar Atroschankau’s wife Dar’ya wasn’t allowed either to enter the apartment or pass warm clothes to Aliaksandar. Then the detainee was taken to Tsentralny district police department of Minsk.