Detentions for picketing near Lithuanian Embassy

2010 2010-03-10T19:54:29+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Young activists Maksim Viniarski, Palina Kuryianovich and Palina Dziakava held a protest action today morning. They unfurled a banner ‘No to Cooperation with Belarusian Dictatorship!’ near the Embassy of Lithuania in Minsk in Zakharau Street to protest against the invitation of Aliaksandr Lukashenka to the festivities on occasion of the 20th anniversary of Reestablishment of the independence of Lithuania.

The young people were detained some minutes later and taken to the Partyzanski district police department in Minsk. Reports under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (violation of the rules of mass events) were drawn up against them, after which they were guarded to the jail in Akrestsin Street. They are likely to stand the trial tomorrow.