Minsk: detention of "Young Front" activists

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At about 8 p.m. on 7 March police detained "Young Front" activists Raman Vasiliieu and Uladzimir Yaromenka on Nezalezhnasts Square in Minsk.

Somewhat later two more activists, Zmitser Kremianetski and Mikhas Muski were detained at the places of their residence. As it was found later, they were guarded to the Leninski District Police Bureau of Minsk and given charges in connection with the participation in the performance near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 29 February (during which rolls of toliet paper were thrown at the ministry's building).

Human rights defenders are of the opinion that Vasiliieu and Yaromenka could be detained for execution of the verdict of the Vitsebsk court (which had tried them in absentia on 22 February and sentenced them to three days of arrest for alleged disorderly conduct).

The trials of Zmitser Kremianetski and Mikhas Muski will take place at the Leninski District Court of Minsk on Sunday, 11 March.