Belaaziorsk: Police Detain Chair of Brest BPF Branch Iury Hubarevich and Lose His Passport

2006 2006-11-08T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In the morning of 4 November in Belaaziorsk the traffic police detained Iury Hubarevich, the chair of Brest city branch of the Belarusian People’s Front for alleged violation of the traffic rules. One of the possible reasons for the detention is that Mr. Hubarevich participates in the election to the local deputy soviets. Mr Hubarevich was detained for 9 hours. The policemen failed to return his passport.

Uladzimir Labkovich, the chair of the juridical commission of the BPF Party, commented: ‘Today’s behaviour of Belaaziorsk and Biaroza police is full of cynicism. The police are fooling around all day long. In order to disrupt Hubarevich’s trip to an important international conference in Kyiv, they detained him for whereas the law allows only 3-hour detention without giving charges to the detainee. Now they don’t know where his passport is and accuse one another of having lost it. It is a shame to the Belarusian police to play childish games instead of doing their job. Besides, such actions of the police create danger to the registration of the initiative group of the candidate to deputy position Iury Hubarevich. In the case of non-registration of the initiative group the police will have to take all the blame. His detention was illegal, as well as confiscation of his documents.’