"Young Front" activists: detained, beaten, sentenced to arrest

2012 2012-05-15T17:42:22+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/logo_mf.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 May the apartment rented by the "Young Front" activists Mikalai Dzemidzenka, Zmitser Kremianetski and Raman Vasiliieu was assaulted by the riot police. The activists were beaten, detained and taken away in an unknown direction.

The duty officers of the delinquents' isolation center in Akrestsin Street and the district police department denied that the detainees were kept at their institutions. The detention can be connected to hanging out a white-red-white flag in Niamiha Street.

In the morning the detained activists were tried at the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk. They were charged with disorderly conduct. Mikalai Dzemidzenka was sentenced to ten days of arrest by Judge Vaitsekhovich. Raman Vasiliieu – to 12 days of arrest by Judge Alena Tkachova. Zmitser Kremianetski was sentenced to ten days of arrest, too.