Brest: detentions for action in memory of Yury Zakharanka
On 7 May, the Brest human rights defenders Raman Kisliak and Andrei Sharenda were detained for handing out the UN Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The action was dated to the 11th anniversary of the abduction of Yury Zakharanka, a former Interior Minister and opposition politician.
The detainees were guarded to the Maskouski District Police Department of Brest, where the printed production was confiscated from them. Then Kisliak and Sharenda were released without getting any charges. The human rights defenders are convinced that such actions of the police are illegal and are going to appeal against them.