Police detain Tell the Truth activist in Babruisk

2014 2014-06-18T12:48:37+0300 2014-06-18T12:48:37+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/narodny-referendum.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Yanina Ausianik, an activist of the “Tell the Truth” campaign, was detained last evening in Babruisk while collecting signatures for an initiative called “People’s Referendum”. She was then taken to the police station.

According to the activist, the police were called by a local resident, who earlier warned the campaigner that her son worked in the police.

“Yanina managed to collect 34 signatures; they were taken in the police station and not returned,” says local “Tell the Truth” coordinator Alena Miadzvedzeva. “She also faced charges, but she refused to sign the administrative offense report. She was held at the police station for three hours and released at around 10 p.m.”

Yanina Ausianik says the police officers promised to summon her for a talk in the near future.