Vileika: Local BPF leader detained

2008 2008-07-24T17:30:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The police detained Zmitser Vinahradau, head of Minsk regional BPF branch. He was detained on Vileika-Miadzel highway near Brusy village. Vinahradau was riving to Vileika district election commission in order to submit the new list of his initiative group. The commission did not register Vinahradau’s first initiative group on July 24th: under the pressure of the executive authorities one of the group members claimed he had been included in the list against his wish.


The policemen told Vinahradau they had been ordered to detain him. The official version of the detention was that the car was registered as stolen. They are checking the car now. Vinahradau will not be able to submit new application, as the deadline ends tonight.