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Baranavichy: Police Detain Journalists and Youth Activists during Trial over Yaraslau Hryshchenia

2007 2007-09-10T19:51:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 10 September in Baranavichy the youth activist Yaraslau Hryshchenia stood a trial for participation in unregistered organization (article 193.1 of the Criminal Code). Many youth activists came to the court to support him. A number of independent journalists elucidated the action of support. By 10.30 a.m. the police detained more than 20 participants of the action. 

In his interview with the press-center of Charter’97 Pavel Seviarynets said that the riot police violently beat people during the detention. ‘They tore trousers to Ivan Shyla and my jacket as well. They kicked people with feet. The detention was conducted in a very rude manner,’ Seviarynets said. 

An administrative case has been brought against Uladz Siarheyeu and reports for alleged ‘petty hooliganism’ (article 17.1 of the Administrative Code) and participation in unauthorized action (article 23.34) have been drawn on eleven detainees. The trials over them were appointed on 14 and 22 September. Then the people were released. 

Here’s the list of the detained persons: 

Journalists (were soon released from the police department):

1. Viktar Drachou (AFP);
2. Vasil Fedaseyenka (Reuters);
3. Arsen Parkhomau (Nasha Niva);
4. Seviaryn Kviatkouski (RFE/RL) 

Public and political activists: 

  1. Karen Akopau;
  2. Tatsiana Bulanava;
  3. Feliuchyts;
  4. Ela Haretskaya;
  5. Zmitser Khvedaruk;
  6. Katsiaryna Kisel;
  7. Siarhei Kliuyeu;
  8. Nadzeya Krapivina;
  9. Zmitser Kurza;
  10. Ales Milinets;
  11. Ruslan Rudenka;
  12. Katsiaryna Salauyova;
  13. Pavel Seviarynets;
  14. Hanna Shaputska;
  15. Tatsiana Shaputska;
  16. Ivan Shyla;
  17. Uladz Siarheyeu;
  18. Liubou Siliutsich;
  19. Smalenka;
  20. Volha Smalianchuk;
  21. Uladz Ustsinovich;
  22. Nasta Zdrok.

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