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“Young Front” activist faces trial for solidarity rally

2008 2008-11-18T12:39:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Leader of Pinsk branch of the “Young Front” Ales Liubianchuk faces trial for a recent rally in support of the political prisoner Aliaksandar Barazenka.

Several activists gathered on the central square of Pinsk with a streamer “Freedom to political prisoner Barazenka!” and handed out leaflets with information about the imprisoned young man.

Then “Young Front” members were held in police for 3 hours and released without a report being drawn up against them.

On November 17 Ales Liubianchuk received a phone call from an unknown man, who presented himself as a policeman and asked to come to the police department for a “conversation”. When Ales refused to come to police without an official writ, his parents were called up to the police department. They were asked about the rally in support of Barazenka, about studies and work of Ales Liubianchuk, about his activities in the “young Front”. In the end policemen asked to let know the “Young Front” member that they wanted to settle the matter peacefully, but because of his stubbornness and denial to come to the police for interrogation his case is to be taken to the court.

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