Detained 12 hours for ‘Boycott’ stickers

2008 2008-09-08T19:22:15+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 7 September the activists of the European Belarus civil campaign Ivan Amelchanka and Siarhei Makarevich were detained in the Minsk center for spreading stickers calling to boycott the oncoming the parliamentary elections.

The activists were guarded to the Leninski district of Minsk at 11 pm. Minors Amelchanka and Makarevich spent the night in detention.

The activists were set free only at 11 am today. A report under Article 21.14 of the Administrative Code (violation of the sanitation rules) was drawn up against them. The administrative commission is to consider the cases of the activists on 24 September.