Siarhei Parsiukevich detained ‘on suspicion of murder’

2010 2010-12-19T20:59:13+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Siarhei Parsiukevich

Siarhei Parsiukevich

Siarhei Parsiukevich was detained at the Vitsebsk bus terminal together with his 16-year-old son Dzianis. The detainees were informed that they allegedly resembled the persons who had committed a murder 30 minutes ago.

At first they were taken to the Chyhunachny District Police Department of Vitsebsk. However, the policemen there didn’t hear anything about any murders. Then they were guarded to the Kastrychnitski DPD. The boy was asked to wait, and the father was checked concerning the involvement is some thefts on the territory of the district.

’They are evidently procrastinating the time,’ says Mr. Parsiukevich, ‘in order to prevent us from coming to Minsk today. As we learned, nobody ordered to detain us, but I am made to write some formal explanations.’

By the way, a group of civil activists from the town of Miyory didn’t manage to come to Minsk. Bahuslau Matsuk, an electioneering agent of Vital Rymasheuski, said: ‘I was driving a car when we were stopped by traffic police while driving out of Miyory. The policemen said that the technical numbers of the car of the car didn’t match and therefore they had to detain me. My vehicle passed an official examination just two weeks ago and there were no pretensions to me. I think that it’s an attempt to detain us in order to prevent us from coming to the Kastrychnitskaya Square.’

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