Oppositionist spent two hours in militia department for spreading anti-crisis leaflets

2009 2009-09-30T16:46:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/paliakou.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Vasil Paliakou

Vasil Paliakou

Militia confiscated information materials for “expert examination” from Vasil Palyakou, an activist of the United Civil Party from Homel.

On September 29, Ryma Yastremskaya, the ideology deputy head of the Rahachou district executive committee, and a group of people detained head of the UCP Homel region branch Vasil Palyakou, Radio Svaboda reports.

The oppositionist was handing round leaflets calling the local authorities to return privileges for travelling by community transport to pensioners, students, schoolchildren, and physically disabled.

Vasil Palyakou was guarded to a militia department. He gave explanations, a report on “examination of the site” was drawn up. The oppositionist was set free after two hours. Leaflets were seized under pretence of “expert examination”.