Police try to detain activist of ‘European Belarus’ Marta Maiseyenka

2008 2008-09-01T23:03:46+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An activist of the civil campaign European Belarus Marta Maiseyenka is persecuted for dissemination of informational materials calling upon boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Marta Maiseyenka was detained on August 18 together with the activist of the European Belarus Pavel Luksha for distribution of Vybar newspaper, informing about boycott of the parliamentary elections. An article Your voice could be heard on the square with a call to gather on September 28 at Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk at 8 p.m. in case the election results would be rigged, was also published in the newspaper.

A report on charges relating article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (appeals for participation in an unsanctioned rally) was drawn up against the detained. On 28 August Pavel Luksha was sentenced to 10 days of arrest by the court of Leninski district of Minsk.

On 26-28 August Marta Maiseyenka was in hospital #10 of Minsk because of her state of health. On 28 August, on the day of her release, policemen came to the hospital. The girl managed to leave the hospital earlier. On the same evening policemen visited Marta Maiseyenka’s apartment. She was not at home, policemen talked to her mother and told that the girl was to be brought to account for violation of the administrative code.