Orsha: all policemen are away at dance parties
As it follows from the answer given to Orsha human
rights defenders Vasil Berasneu and Vasil Leuchankau by Anatol Silchanka, head
of the Orsha District Police Department, the situation with police personnel in
Orsha is catastrophic.
The human rights defenders asked the local authorities to authorize a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski. However, the police refused to conclude an agreement for serving the action. “According to plans and decisions of the police department of the Orsha City Executive Committee, officers of the police department will be used for guarding the places of mass rest and youth discos, it is impossible to conclude an agreement with you,” reads the answer.
Meanwhile, a picket consisting of three people can be guarded just by one policeman. However, there are no policemen left – all of them seem to be away at discos and mysterious “places of mass rest”.