Dzmitry Dashkevich detained again

2010 2010-12-10T21:45:18+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The leader of the Young Front was detained in Minsk for the second time during one day on a ridiculous and accusation.

As Dzmitry Dashkevich told BelaPAN, at 7:30 pm on 9 December, a car of Dahskevich’s friend with Dashekvich, his assistant Anastasia Palazhanka and activist Uladzimir Yeramionak were stopped near the Central Post Office in Sverdlov Street. Dashekvich was driving the car. ‘A traffic police officer checked my documents and told me to go to the Kastrychitski District Police Department. They said I had stolen the car,’ Mr. Dashkevich said.

According to him, an examination was conducted. Dashkevich’s driver’s license was OK and the Belarusian legislation doesn’t require a letter of authorization to drive a car.

Dzmitry Dashekvich decided not to wait till the examination was the car owned by Palazhanka’s father was over and left the police office. Ms. Palazhanka remained there to give explanations to the police.

The activist had to go home by bus. Her father’s car was left near the police department. The police said the car has to remain their till the end of the examination.

Dzmitry Dashekvich faced a similar incident on 8 December. The police accused him of the fraud of the driver’s license. The activist was freed from charges only after representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR mission had intervened, but the police detained the car Dashekvich drove, allegedly to check if it was on the stolen car list.

The youth leader connects such attention to him with the upcoming presidential election and the street action that would be held on 19 December to protest against rigging the election results.