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Detention of activists of United Civil Party and 'Speak Truth' campaign

2010 2010-06-15T18:28:33+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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A camera crew of the Polish TV channel BelSat was detained on 15 June while making video shots in the yard of Belarusian State University. A camera was damaged during the detention.

Some young activists of the United Civil Party were detained as well: Dzmitry Kavalhin, Mikhail Pashkevich and Aliaksandr Stsepanenka. All of them are accused with distribution of unregistered printed materials.

Two more activists, Aliaksandr and Mikalai Stsepanenkas, were detained near Belarusian State Economic University, and the activists of Speak Truth! Campaign Mikalai Mikulich and Dzmitry Nikitsenka – near Minsk State Linguistic University.

At about 12.14 a.m. Dzmitry Kavalhin, Mikhail Pashkevich and Aliaksandr Stsepanenka were released from the Maskouski District Police Department without getting any official charges.

In Mahiliou, Kiryl Hrykhin was detained by three riot policemen near the building of Belarusian-Russian University for handing out congratulation postcards on behalf of Uladzimir Niakliayeu, the leader of the Speak Truth campaign.

At first, the policemen said that it wasn't detention and they just needed to identify him, for which he had to be guarded to the Leninski District Police Department of Mahiliou. However, there they confiscated from the activist 206 postcards (with composing an appropriate report) and asked him where he had got them and why he handed them out.

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