Police open case over flashmob in Lida district

2015 2015-07-29T19:56:20+0300 2015-07-29T19:56:20+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/biarozauka_akcyja.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Flash-mob near the entrance to the Nioman glassworks. Photo by Radio Racyja.

Flash-mob near the entrance to the Nioman glassworks. Photo by Radio Racyja.

The Investigation Committee of the Lida district has opened a criminal investigation into a flashmob staged in the town of Biarozauka on July 25, when an unknown masked man left several car tires and lit smoke bombs outside the entrance to the Nioman glassworks. He also scattered leaflets depicting a skull and a crossbones icon. All of this was filmed on video by another person.

The flashmob is most likely linked to the production of glass wool, which is said to involve harmful substances and has been criticized by the community.

A criminal case was opened under Article 339 part 2 of the Criminal Code - hooliganism, committed repeatedly or by a group of persons. According to the Code, the crime is punishable by arrest for up to 6 months, or restriction of freedom for up to three years, or imprisonment for a term of one to six years.

So far, it is known that local police have conducted two searches, including in the apartment of an activist Vitold Ashurak. As a result, police officers took a computer, a printer and a USB flash drive.

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