Activist in Minsk to stand trial for displaying white-red-white flag

2014 2014-07-28T12:43:25+0300 2014-07-28T12:43:25+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Ales Makayeu

Ales Makayeu

Ales Makayeu, an activist of the entrepreneurs’ movement, was detained by police on July 27 in Minsk.

During a traditional service near the Red Church on Independence Square, the businessman raised a white-red-white flag for the release of political prisoners.

Ales Makayeu was taken to the police department of the Maskouski district and charged with an administrative offense. He is expected to stand trial this afternoon, said human rights activist Anastasiya Loika.