BCD activists appeal arrest

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Zmitser Shurkhai Фота: milka-kotka.livejournal.com

Zmitser Shurkhai Фота: milka-kotka.livejournal.com

Brest activists of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Zmitser Shurkhai and Ales Charkashyn are appealing their 5-day arrest for alleged disorderly conduct on 15 December.

The activists were detained by road police as they were on suspicion of involvement in a car accident. However, they were taken to Brest Maskouski District Police Department and charged with using foul language during their detention.

The BCD activists say the conviction is linked to their participation in the party’s founding congress on 17 December.