Mahiliou activists receive summons to police

2008 2008-01-21T15:31:35+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On the eve of the entrepreneurs’ protest rally which is to take place on January 21st in Mahiliou, a number of Mahiliou civic activists received summons to come to police. They are to come to local police stations in the morning of January 21st. Mahiliou human rights defenders report, the following people received summons:

Ihar Barysau, journalist

Yauhen Boika, youth activist

Tatsiana Bulanava, youth activist

Ales Burakou, Radio Racyja reporter

Hanna Ilyina, journalist

Ales Paplyka, youth activist

Siarhei Famin, trade union activist


The summons to Tatsiana Bulanava says she is summoned as a witness in a criminal case. Some of the activists decided not to come to the police because in their opinion the summons were composed or delivered with violation of the law.


Let us remind the readers, Mahiliou activist Valadar Tsurpanau is serving a 10-day jail sentence he received on January 16th for participation in the entrepreneurs’ rally on January 10th.



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