Khrystafor Zhaliapau, a member of the BPF Party, was detained on the road as he was going to the meeting with Aliaxandr Milinkievich

2005 2005-09-21T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Outside the village of Kirauski of Vitsebsk district, road police stopped two cars going from Vitsebsk to Navapolatsk. In one car Aliaxandr Milinkievich and head of the regional branch of the BPF Party Kanstantsin Smolikau were driving, in the other car – a member of the same party Khrystafor Zhaliapau.
After the road police checked the documents, the first car continued on, and the second car was detained by the police because of several copies of the bulletin BPF News and fly sheets which Mr. Zhaliapau had been planning to distribute in Navapolatsk. All of the printed production was confiscated, filmed and Mr. Zhaliapau was made to write explanations: where he got bulletins and fly sheets and what he was going to do with them.
The period from detention to making of the report took about five hours.
Khrystafor Zhaliapau arrived in Navapolatsk late, where he informed his colleagues of an expected subpoena to court or administrative committee, because the police report registered that the fly sheets he had been carrying with him did not have any imprint.