Hrodna: detentions of members of Belarusian Popular Front

2010 2010-11-09T01:13:44+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The BPF activists Vadzim Saranchukou and Maksim Hubarevich were detained in different parts of Hrodna in the evening of 7 November. The Chairperson of the Hrodna city BPF organization Vadzim Saranchukou was detained by border guards at the crossing point Pryvalka while returning to Belarus from Lithuania. He was kept at the border for two hours. The border guards examined his belongings and made him fill in a customs declaration, after which he was let go.

Maksim Hubarevich, in his turn, was again detained at the railway station while returning home from the BPF office in Budzionny Street. The police found in his backpack a songbook in the Belarusian language and spent some time consulting their bosses on walkie-talkies. However, the police administration didn’t order them to detain him, that’s why he was let go.

By the way, Hubarevich and Saranchukou are activists of the campaign team of a potential candidate for President of Belarus, Ryhor Kostuseu.

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