3 “Young Front” Members Get Detained

2003 2003-07-24T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At night between 22 and 23 July Minsk police detained three members of “Young Front”, Zmitser Dashkevich, Artur Finkevich and Aleh Hnechyk (under age) in Frantsysk Skaryna Avenue for posting fly-sheets.

The detainees were taken to Minsk Savetski Borough Board of Internal Affairs. In their reports the policemen wrote that the “Young Front” members shouted insults and resisted to them during the detention. Aleh Hnechyk was beaten.

The police released Aleh Hnechyk, but Zmitser Dashkevich and Artur Finkevich had to spend the night at a police station. In the morning they were taken to court.