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Public Protests against Falsification of Election and Referendum Continue in Belarus

2004 2004-10-21T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 20 October in the Tsentralnaya Square in Minsk there took place the third action of protest against the officially stated results of the election and the referendum. Before the beginning of the action the police detained one of the coordinators of the unregistered “Zubr” movement Yawhen Afnahel and took him to Minsk Leninski Borough Board of Internal Affairs, where he was sentenced to 10 days of jail for participation in the protest action of 18 October.

In the beginning of the action of 20 October there were also detained ten persons who came there with anti-presidential slogans. Among them there was the “Zubr” coordinator Zmitser Barodka from the city of Barysaw.

On 21 October the judge Aliaksey Bychko sentenced one of the detainees, Vaytko, to ten days of jail. Zmitser Barodka was charged with organization of the action and sentenced to 15 days of jail.

Another coordinator of the “Zubr” movement, Aleh Miatselitsa, was detained in his house in the town of Bialynichy by the head of Bialynichy Town Board of Internal Affairs.

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