Artist Ales Pushkin gets detained

2012 2012-12-05T15:10:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The artist Ales Pushkin has been detained in Minsk and taken to Minsk's Leninski District Police Department.

RFE/RL learned it from Ales Pushkin. He didn't have time to say why and where he had been detained, because the conversation broke off. He doesn't answer calls now. An officer on duty at the Leninski DPD police department says they don't have him.

Ales Pushkin recently held a performance: he went to the Supreme Court with a portrait of an anti-Soviet fighter Rastislau Lapitski. The artist filed an appeal against the decision of the court of Smarhon district on 10-day arrest for walking in Smarhon with the portrait of Rastislau Lapitski in September.