Detention in Vitsebsk

2009 2009-03-16T18:47:49+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

On 15 March Vitsebsk police detained youth activist Kastus Ivanou as he was distributing leaflets in the town center. The action marking the Constitution Day was to draw public attention to the provisions of the Fundamental Law, which guarantee the right to receive true information, the right to freedom of assembly and free expression of political convictions. The leaflets featured a number of facts of abuse of the above-mentioned rights in Belarus, in Vitsebsk, in particular.
Kastus Ivanou, member of the Belarusian Christian Democracy movement, was taken to local police department.