Niasvizh: Police Detain ‘Young Front’ Activists for Celebrating Vitushka’s Birthday

2007 2007-11-05T18:33:54+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

On 5 November in Niasvizh the police detained the activists of the Young Front Zmitser Banko, Illia and Ivan Shylas and Krystsina Samoylava. Later, near the district police department, they also seized the Young Front member Andrei Tychyna.

The activists managed to inform a democratic activist from Salihorsk Pavel Batuyeu about their detention. Then the telephone connection suddenly broke. The youngsters were detained for having come to Niasvizh for celebration the 100th anniversary of the birthday of a legendary Belarusian general, the head of the anti-Soviet underground resistance movement in Belarus after World War II Mikhail Vitushka.