Antifascist detained short before the “Slavonic March” in Mahiliou

2012 2012-11-30T16:45:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A civil activist was detained in the center of Mahiliou why posting DIY antifa leaflets (in the photo) opposing neo-Nazism and Russian imperialism.

On 29 the detainee applied to the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, asking not to mention his surname.

“About 30 minutes before the “Slavonic March” I was posting leaflets on the lamp-posts. I was noticed by the road police who informed the police over their walkie-talkies. As a result, I was detained and taken to the Leninski District Police Department, where I got charges and a summons for 29 November,” said Aliaksandr.

Before I was taken to the DPD, a KGB officer came up, studied the content of the leaflets and hinted that I would not have special problems with them. At the DPD I was charged with posting the leaflets without a special permit and in the wrong places,” continued the activist.

On 29 November the antifa activist came to the police and was told that his case had been closed and an an appropriate notice had been mailed to his home address.

The “Slavonic March”, authorized by the Mahiliou City Executive Committee (unlike all recent opposition actions), was held in Mahiliou on 25 November. It was attended by about 40 people.

The demonstrators (many of whom were dressed as Nazi skinheads, and some of whom had masks on their faces) proceeded along Chaliuskintsy Square up to the “Khimik” stadium, where the organizer, Dzmitry Dzenisenka, and a former presidential candidate Siarhei Ryzhou (who calls himself a co-chair of the conservative party “Belaya Rus”) delivered their speeches.