Activists of ‘Young Belarus’ summoned for interrogation

2010 2010-03-03T05:10:57+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Artur Finkevich, the leader of the underground youth organization Young Belarus, was summoned by an investigator of the police department of the Minsk city executive committee for giving explanations on 3 March. The reason for the summons is the application of Illia Shcharbitski’s mother, who states that members of Young Belarus try to involve her son in unlawful destructive activities that can violate the public order.

Similar writs were also received by Veranika Lazouskaya and Anastasiya Mashchava, activists of Young Belarus. Artur Finkevich considers it as an attempt to intimidate the activists who expressed their intention to run for the local Soviets of Deputies at different constituencies in Minsk.