Nash Dom campaign activist detained in Talachyn

2013 2013-03-23T16:50:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Raman Zabela, activist of the Nash Dom campaign, was detained this morning in the town of Talachyn. The activist was detained at a bus stop on the way to work and taken to the police station. The official reason for the detention is traditional – Raman Zabela reportedly looked like a person suspected of a crime.

Activist Mikalai Petrushenka comments:

“Anything can be the reason for such actions. Raman is known for winning a lawsuit and repulsing the local police department over an alleged offense three years ago. He was charged with illegal flag-waving in the park. In court, the case fell apart... Finally, it is possible that the detention is a preventive one on the eve of the 95th anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic in order to prevent his participation in the officially permitted mass event in Minsk.”