Human rights defenders cannot find detained Barysau activists

2010 2010-06-14T19:23:57+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The civil activists Ales Abramovich and Alesia Yasiuk were detained in the Barysau suburb Liadzishcha during a rally gainst the construction of a nuclear power-plant in Belarus.

The rally started at 10 a.m. and gathered about 40 participants. In several minutes, Abramovich and Yasiuk were detained by the police and guarded to the Barysau District Police Department. When the local human rights defenders phoned there to find about the reasons for the detention, they were told that the detainees had been take to court.

However, the judge and the secretary couldn’t tell anything about the fate of the detained activists. Most probably, the authorities want to hold the trial without any witnesses and journalists, so that it would be easier for them to punish the opponents of the NPP construction.