Public prayer under a ban in Baranavichy

2013 2013-03-11T16:52:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 9 March in Baranavichy, young activists intended to hold a prayer for Belarus. The action was organized by Christian democrats.

According to a participant of the event, Anzhela Kambalava, just ten people gathered for the prayer due to a bad weather. The activists held candles in their hands. Three youngsters were detained by police, allegedly for identification, but were released after 30 minutes.

Taking into account the fact that there were more policemen and people in civvies than action participants, the people parted: some of them went to the church, put candles and prayed there, whereas the others went to a memorial cross to victims of Stalin's repressions, prayed and put candles there.