Minsk: Police Violently Beat Under-aged Female Activist

2007 2007-01-15T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 January a picket against participation in the election to local deputy soviets took place outside Minsk regional executive committee. Several activists stood there with a banner You Have Been Cheated! for about 10 minutes. Then they were detained by the riot squad police. Participants of the action informed the press-center of Charter’97 that the riot police kicked in stomach an under-aged activist Nastsia Shashkova. She was taken to Minsk city hospital #1 by an ambulance right from Minsk Tsentralny police department. The medics suspect a haematoma.

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