"Blanket full of lice" – youth activists tell about conditions in detention center in Akrestsin Street

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Chernobyl Way-2012

Chernobyl Way-2012

On 6 May 2013 Dzmitry Charniak, Aliaksandr Tarnahurski ("European Belarus") and anarchist Ihar Trukhanovich were released from jail.

On 29 April they had been sentenced to ten days of arrest for the participation in the "Chernobyl Way" rally.

According to the activists, the cells where they were kept were full of lice. However, the police refused to sanitize them. "We were told that if we found two matchboxes of lice then we would be lead out for sanitation", said Mr. Tarnahurski.

In an hour after the release of the three activists we learned about the detention of the journalists Dzmitry Halko and Aliaksandr Yarashevich who came to meet them. The detainees are charged with "insubordination to the police".