Homel activists appeal arbitrary detention

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Homel activists Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka have lodged a complaint with chief of Homel Tsentralny District Police Department, appealing their arbitrary detention on the day so called “People’s Assembly” was held, 8 October, www.gomelspring.org reports.

The human rights defenders urge the police chief to recognize their detention as an unlawful act, which violated their right to personal freedom, security and integrity, guaranteed by Article 25 of the Constitution and Article 9 of the International Covenant on civil and Political Rights.

The activists were detained on 8 October. They were taken to the nearest police station and released without charges four hours later.