Chair of Homel Oblast UCP Office Vasil Paliakou Detained
At about 7 p.m. on 9 October in Homel the police detained the chair of Homel oblast office of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou. The detention took place near his house. Paliakou was taken to Chyhunachny district police department of Homel and accused of ‘dirty swearing’ (article 17.1 of the Administrative Code, standard charges to detained opposition activists).
The police allegedly received applications from two women (one of them works at Chyhunachny district executive committee of Homel) that about 2 p.m. Paliakou insulted them with four-letter words near house #46 in Kirau Street.
Paliakou returned home from Chyhunachny district court of Homel, where his deputy, Uladzimir Katsora, was sentenced to 7 days of jail on the same charges.