Detentions of Dzmitry Uss' adherents in Brest and Baranavichy

2012 2012-05-02T17:21:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At 8.30 a.m. on 1 May Baranavichy police detained a group of civil activists at the central railway station. The activists were heading for Minsk in order to take part in a sitting of Dzmitry Uss' initiative group. Among the detainees there were Artsiom Babei, Viachaslau Bolbat, Aliaksandr Davydau and Ryhor Hryk.

The detention was carried out by eight policemen and eight people in mufti. The official reason was that according to their information the detainees were carrying explosives and suspicious items. The detained activists were guarded to the police station of the central railway station of Baranavichy. There they were searched and reports of examination and search were composed. In 2.5 hours all detainees were let go.

Three activists from Brest — Stas Fiadzko, Uladzimir Katrych and Illia Labushniak, who were also heading to the assembly concerning the amendment of the electoral legislation, held by Dzmitry Uss, were detained near the city of Kobryn by officers of Kobryn road police. The policemen found that the hadn't been taken to the technical service station in the due term. Though it takes just 10 minutes to issue a fine bill for it right on the road, the car was directed to the Kobryn District Police Department. As a result, the discrimination lasted till 12 a.m., as a result of which the activists didn't manage to get to the assembly.