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Orsha: police confiscate leaflets about straight-line with mass media and human rights activists

2008 2008-06-06T19:11:57+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Near the town bus station of Orsha the police stopped the activist Mikalai Petrushenka, resident of the village of Kokhanava. They accused Petrushenka of illegal distribution of printed editions and confiscated from him 264 leaflets. By these leaflets the activist intended to inform citizens about the air-line with the editor of the Tovarishch newspaper Siarhei Vazniak and the local human rights activists, members of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, so that the people could call up and tell about their problems.

According to Mr. Petrushenka, it is already the second air-line: the first one was held with the citizens of Talachyn district, who expressed many pretensions to the work of the Chamber of Representatives Uladzimir Adashkevich. This MP also represents Orsha district, that’s why the activists also want to listen to the voices of its citizens.

Mikalai Petrushenka says that the newspaper is ready to solve some of the citizens’ problems.

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