Human rights defender Shchukin detained in Orsha

2012 2012-03-30T13:23:46+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Human rights defender Valery Shchukin was detained by Orsha police in the court building where three key opposition leaders stood trial yesterday.

Mr. Shchukin was reportedly detained as he was trying to enter the building of Orsha town court, after the premises were blocked by the police.

The human rights defender was taken to the police station. He is expected to stand trial on administrative charges this afternoon.