Activists of National Bolshevik Party detained ahead of CIS summit

2013 2013-10-23T16:03:09+0300 2013-10-23T16:03:09+0300 en

The police organised a raid against activists of the National Bolshevik Party.

Yauheny Kontush, the leader of the Belarusian National Bolsheviks, was detained by the police near his home at 9 a.m. on October 23. The reason for the detention is unknown. Dzmitry Paliyenka, an activist of the party, doesn't answer his mobile phone, Viasna human rights centre reports.

Human rights activists say the possible reason is the meeting of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers that will be held in Minsk on October 24.