Candidates Illia Dabratvor and Anatol Zhylko get detained near the detention center in Akrestsin Street

2014 2014-03-15T20:20:45+0300 2014-03-15T20:27:42+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Illia Dabratvor

Illia Dabratvor

March 14, Minsk police detained a candidate of the Belarusian Popular Front for the local councils, Illia Dabratvor, and a candidate of the United Civil Party, Anatol Zhylko, near the detention center in Akrestsin Street, where they were meeting ex-political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich and Yauhen Tsikhanau, who were released after serving 12-day arrest terms for an action of protest against the Russian intervention in the Ukraine.

The police saw in Dabratvor's car informational leaflets for voters, whose production is provided for by the electoral legislation. The both candidates were taken to the Maskouski District Police Department, but were soon released. However, the leaflets weren't returned to the candidate – the police stated they would examine them on Monday.

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