Youth Activists Detained by Police

2007 2007-01-16T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Lidia Mikhailava, Ivan Mikhailau, and Alexander Laurynovich were detained yesterday in K. Marx Street in Minsk. They were kept in Leninski police station from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The youth activists had stickers “Jeans—for freedom”. The police officers seized the stickers and drew up a report. The young people were charged with spoiling the exterior look of the city.

The police officer on duty Andrei A. Yurkovich ordered to take their fingerprints and make a video of them. The activists face a fine. The case is to be considered by the municipal commission for administrative offences.

The activists plan to address the prosecutor’s office with a complaint about the actions of the policemen. It is illegal to keep people in the police station for 6 hours.

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