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Homiel Authorities Threatened Participants of Drivers’ Action with Repressions

2005 2005-12-06T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 5 December bus drivers of Homiel went out into Lenin Street to protest against the law wages and difficult working conditions. On the eve of the action one of the drivers, Aliaksandr Ieusiaichuk, was summonsed to the office of the director of the bus depot. The chair of Homiel Savietski Borough Board of Internal Affairs and an unknown person in plain clothes waited for him there. They started to threaten him with firing and other punishments in the case he would take part in the action.

The picket lasted for an hour and ended with signing a collective complaint to the State Control Committee.

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