Oppositionist detained for children's coloring books

2012 2012-07-13T17:12:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yanina Liasneuskaya, an activist of Our Home civil campaign, was detained in Vitebsk as 11 a.m. on 13 July by Orsha police, Our Home campaign website reports.

Law-enforcement agencies say Yanina is suspected of handing out the materials promoting violence and cruelty. In this way policemen described children's coloring books “My dad is a policeman. What does he do at work?”

Yanina Lianeuskaya was allowed to leave the Kastrychnitski District Police Department at 3 pm. A police report under article 17.8 (spreading the materials promoting violence and cruelty) was drawn up against her. Policemen were not ashamed to use this absurd phrasing. They said the activist would be informed about a trial with a summons.

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