Kobryn: youth activist gets detained for white-red-white flag

2009 2009-04-06T18:02:59+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In Kobryn the police detained the local activist of Young Front Andre Vieramiuk for hanging out a white-red-white flag. At 6 p.m. on Saturday they hanged out the flag at 12-meter height on one of the buildings in the center of the city. When they wanted to go away from the place, the riot squad policemen approached them and said that some citizens complained about the white-red-white flag.

As a result Andrei Veramiuk was detained and guarded to the police station. There he was kept for about 1.5 hours. The flag was removed by the firemen several hours later.