Pressurization of opposition activists detained on 14 February

2010 2010-02-18T16:34:17+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Young Front activists who have taken part in an action on Freedom square on St. Valentine’s Day on 14 February are pressurized at and in education establishments.

Minor youth activist Maryna Shaulouskaya received a letter from the Ministry of Education. She and her mother were called to the education department of the Minsk district. The meeting was attended by headmaster of the school where Maryna Shaulouskya studies. The girl was said to stop her public activity in opposition. After the 14 February action the youth activist was registered with the police, the press service of the Young Front reports.

The Young Front activist Stanislau Stesik went to hospital after he had been beaten on Freedom square on 14 February. Medical workers didn’t find serious injures and said with smiles: ‘We are out of politics’. Yesterday’s medical examination diagnosed the activist with ‘skin damage’. Medical workers added: ‘We think you were training in a gym, so you may have muscle ache’. The guy feels bad today. Moreover, school administration presses on him for the recent action.

Other Young Front activists who were detained at the action on St Valentine’s Day have also met problems. Kasia Dalidovich had to write explanations in university. Veranika Velihor from Hrodna suffers from pressure at work.

Bear in mind that the Young Front held an action in Minsk on 14 February to mark St. Valentine’s Day. Dozens of people were beaten and detained during the action.