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Barys Khamaida Detained in Vitebsk

2007 2007-04-26T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

About 10 a.m. distributor of the independent press Barys Khamaida came to his usual place near the so-called “blue house”. Besides the printed editions he had a bell and a black ribbon on his forehead. He held a poster that reminded the passers-by about the anniversary of Chernobyl disaster.

Barys Khamaida stood on the street for only 5 minutes, when about a dozen police and special services officers appeared nearby. The opposition member was taken to Chyhunachny police station.

Barys Khamaida is charged with violation of Article 23.24 of the Administrative Code – “violation of the procedure of organizing and holding mass actions or picketing”. Possibly, the trial will take place today.

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