Solidarity Day: Finkevich and Kastylenka detained
On 16 January, shortly after the end of a solidarity action plainclothes riot police officers detained leader of the Young Belarus movement Artur Finkevich and a YB activist Siarhei Kastylenka.
The activists were distributing leaflets containing a list of kidnapped Belarusian journalists and politicians.
In a telephone conversation, Artur Finkevich said he had been taken to Minsk Pershamaiski borough police department and accused of disseminating slanderous statements in December 2008 when he was kidnapped and beaten up by unknown persons.
Mr.Smirnou, investigator of Pershamaiski police department, confirmed the information and said Finkevich would be interrogated by the police in the near future.