Protestant priest Antoni Bokun appeals police assault on his house

2012 2012-02-15T17:46:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The priest filed an appeal with the Maskouski District Procuracy of Minsk in connection with the assault on his house, committed by a riot police brigade on 8 February.

In his appeal Mr. Bokun states that the people in civvies didn't introduce themselves, didn't give any explanations. Though nobody prevented them from entering the house (the doors weren't closed), the people in civvies broke two windows, one of which was broken together with the frame, and smashed about ten dishes.

This was done during the detention of participants of the “Litvins' Club” who held their gathering at the house. The applicant believes that the police violated his rights and legal interests, damaged his property and did moral harm to him. That's why he demands that a procuracy holds a check-up on such actions of officers of the Maskouski District Police Department of Minsk and punish the guilty in conformity with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.