‘Young Front’ activist gets handcuffed for handing out newspapers

2008 2008-09-15T19:36:38+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

When distributing the latest publication of the independent newspaper Svabodny Salihorsk in the central market of the city, a volunteer of the newspaper, an activist of the Young Front Andrus Tychyna was detained by local policeman with use of force. He was handcuffed, and, despite of the indignation of the market customers, was taken to the local police department.

At the police department 40 copies of the newspaper were seized. A report of seizure was drawn up. A report on violation by Andrus Tychyna hadn’t been drawn up. In an hour he was released.