Maladechna resident detained for displaying national flag (updated)

2012 2012-09-20T12:02:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Ihar Liushtanh

Ihar Liushtanh

Maladechna police detained last evening local youth activist Ihar Liushtanh for displaying a white-red-white flag in the town park to mark the adoption of Belarus’ national symbols in 1991.

The youth was reportedly taken to the police station.

It was later reported that Ihar Liushtanh was eventually released. However, he is expected to face administrative charges.