Minsk: detention of IISEPS director Aleh Manayeu

2011 2011-10-07T17:48:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 6 October Aleh Manayeu was arrested by special purpose troops near Peramoha Square in Minsk.

Radio Svaboda learnt this from Aliaksandr Sasnou, an expert at the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS).

Manayeu was leaving a metro station. He managed to say he was searched for weapon and drugs. After that he was taken in an unknown direction.

Aleh Manayeu is the head Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS), which is registered in Lithuania.

The IISEPS has recently published results of its September poll, according to which only 24.5% of respondents trust Aliaksandr Lukashenka and 62.3% do not trust the head of state.

Manayeu was kept in detention for about three hours, during which he was to have been present at a  briefing of foreign diplomats.

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