‘European Belarus’ activist demands investigation of his abduction

2009 2009-12-04T21:57:59+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Uladzimir Lemesh has lodged a complaint to the Prosecutor’s office of the Tsentralny district of Minsk, requiring procuracy check in connection with his abduction by the police on 27 November.

The activist of European Belarus demands to find and punish the people who are in charge of his seizure, “European Belarus” website informs.

‘Such actions as forcible abduction of a person and forcible taking one in an unknown direction are illegal. And even when it is done by policemen, it is banditism. I believe that by these actions policemen violated my right for freedom and personal inviolability. I will fight for human rights in Belarus to be respected, and if an answer of the prosecutor’s office doesn’t satisfy me, I will defend my rights in court and in the UN Human Rights Committee,’ Uladzimir Lemesh said.

Bear in mind that on 27 November in the evening Uladzimir Lemesh was seized in the center of  Minsk, forced to get into a car without license plates and taken out of town.

The oppositionist was detained by two policemen ahead of the street action in honor of an anniversary of the Slutsk Uprising near the editor’s office of Viacherni Minsk” in Nezalezhnastsi and ordered to show his ID. He was taken away his passport and mobile phones, forced to get into a blue Volkswagen minibus with blinded windows. The activist was taken outside the city, and after that released, but warned against continuing his political activities.