Mikashevichy: Leanid Dubanosau released without charges

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Leanid Dubanosau

Leanid Dubanosau

Trade union activist Leanid Dubanosau was detained in Mikashevichy on June 25. The reason for detention was his alleged use of foul language. As a result, he was taken to the local police department.

At the police department, he was questioned by a major of the Criminal Investigation Department. During his detention, he received several activist calls from reporters. Similar calls were received by police officers on duty, who did not know how to comment on the incident. The police major promised to charge the activist with obscene behavior, without sending the report to court, because Leanid Dubanosau had reportedly apologized. But the activist rejected the deal. Then the police officer changed his mind and said he would not charge the activist warning him against posting “anything else in the press”.

After half an hour after the arrest, Leanid Dubanosau was released without charges. As an apology, the activist was brought home in a police car.