Vitsebsk: civil activist Piotr Ivanov gets detained

2013 2013-04-12T17:07:48+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Piotr Ivanou

Piotr Ivanou

Mr. Ivanou was taken to the police department of Vitsebsk Regional Executive Committee on 12 April.

He managed to tell human rights defenders that before that he had been giving explanations to colonel Stsiapanau at the local road police station, as a witness of the detention of two activists of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, Aliaksei Kishchuk and Stanislau Laurenau, for holding a poster "Freedom!" in the center of Vitsebsk on 16 February.

Ivanou asked to draw to administrative account the policemen who violated the traffic rules during the detention. Instead of it, the activist was presented charges for "knowingly false testimony. At first he was taken to Pershamaiski District Court of Vitsebsk, but then the car returned back to the police department, as the police needed to draw up one more violation report on him.