Salihorsk: Activists interrogated on New Criminal Case against Ivan Shyla
By 7 December Salihorsk prosecutor’s office must finish the check-up on a criminal case against Ivan Shyla. Bear in mind that on 7 December the youth activists of Salihorsk held the action ‘Put Communism to Tribunal’ and were detained by the police, who used force. Later an administrative commission gave to them small fines. A criminal case was brought against the youth leader Ivan Shyla. He is charged with ‘resistance to the police’. He says that it is impossible to ‘resist’ with one’s arms twisted.
Yesterday the youth activists Pavel Batuyeu and Aliaksei Valabuyeu came to the prosecutor’s office to explain the circumstance. Pavel confirmed the fact of illegal and forced detention and promised to present photos as evidence. Aliaksei refused to testify, referring to the fact that the investigator asked him rather about his own relation to the action than about the essence of the case.