Polatsk: Detentions after trial over Katsiaryna Salauyova

2008 2008-04-09T15:49:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

8 April in the evening at the town exit of Polatsk the road police stopped the car with the youth activists, members of the Young Front and the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Liudvisia Atakulava, Valery Matskevich, Dzianis Sadouski, Aliaksei Shein and Pavel Sitnik. During the detention the policemen told that the chair of Polatsk town police department had some questions to them. 

The activists were returning to Minsk after the trial over the youth activist Katsiaryna Salauyova. The car was escorted to Polatsk town police department. There a violation report under article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (violation of the rules of organizing and holding mass actions) was composed against Liudvisia Atakulava for active participation in the action in support of Salauyova near Polatsk city court. Then Atakulava was taken to the pre-trial prison in Navapolatsk. The car and all other activists were let go.

Bear in mind that 8 April in the afternoon, during the break in the trial over Katsiaryna Salauyova, the police also detained the youth activist Aliaksei Yanusheuski and composed a similar report against him. However, Yanusheuski was released till trial.

9 April at 10 a.m. Atakulava and Yanusheuski were taken to Polatsk city court. Some of their friends and youth activists gathered outside the court building to support the defendants.

Aliaksei Yanusheuski was fined 115 000 rubles (540 000 rubles). A break has been declared in the trial over Liudvisia Atakulava.

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