Activist detained in protest outside China embassy

2012 2012-03-17T15:17:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Yauhen Kontush

Yauhen Kontush

Yauhen Kontush, activist of the Belarusian National Bolsheviks movement, was detained by police during a protest staged outside the Chinese embassy in Minsk on 16 March.

The activist was taken to a detention center and is expected to stand trial on Monday.

The protest was challenging the recent Chinese investment projects that are said to infringe on the rights of Belarusian citizens, including one that resulted in the cutting of a park in central Minsk.