Riot police dispersed action of solidarity in Salihorsk

2008 2008-05-19T11:47:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Youth activists went out to the main square in Salihorsk on the Day of Solidarity to express support to political prisoners Andrei Kim, Siarhei Parsiukevich and Aliaksandr Kazulin.

The youth wasn’t allowed even to unfurled portraits of prisoners of conscience, riot militia began to disperse the action. 5 people, among them Ivan Shyla, one of the leaders of Salihorsk Young Front, his parents and activist of the entrepreneurs’ movement Aliaksandr Tsastura, were detained during the crackdown.

After a while all of them were set free without reports drawn up. At the same time Salihorsk Young Front member Khrystina Samoilava organised a one-person picket: she stood with portraits of political prisoner on the central square about 20 minutes.