1863 Uprising Remembrance Day marred by detentions in Svislach
The traditional action to commemorate the heroes of the 1863 anti-Russian uprising in the town of Svislach, Hrodna region, was marred by the detention of a number of opposition activists.
Vitold Ashurak, Ales Krot, Stanislava Husakova and Vital Lopasau were detained by the police after the remembrance picket was over. They were taken to local police department and charged with violating procedures for holding mass events (Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code). The activists are expected to stand trials this afternoon.