Mass arrests near Supreme Court of Belarus

2010 2010-03-16T14:49:14+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

13 persons are arrested near the Supreme Court of Belarus, where the trial over political prisoners Autukhovich and Asipenka is held.

Democratic activists stood in a line near the entrance of the court. They held portraits of political prisoners and chanted a slogan “Freedom to political prisoners!” The rally lasted for about 5 minutes, and after that riot policemen attacked its participants and cruelly pushed them into a police bus, “European Belarus” website informs.

Among the detained activists of the European Belarus are Yauhen Afnagel, Palina Dzyakava, Iryna Pyatrova, Maxim Vinyarski, the leader of “Young Belarus” Artur Finkevich and others.

The detained are most likely to be taken to a police department of Leninski district of Minsk.