Barysau district: detention of members of Trade Union of Radio-electronic Industry

2012 2012-07-02T16:55:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Eight members of the Trade Union of Radio-Electronic Industry (TUREI) were detained by police at the tourist camp in the village of Bryli in the Barysau district. Seven of them were released in three hours, having received charges under Article 17.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences. The head of the Mahiliou regional TUREI department Aliaksei Yauhenau was left at the police station.

The tourist camp of TUREI members started on 30 June and immediately attracted the attention of the inspection of environmental protection, who tried to disperce the camp participants in the evening, threatening them with summons to police.

Though participants of the tourist camp had an official permission from the forest service, the conflict continued the following day, on 1 July. At 4 p.m. a group of officers of teh Barysau District Police Department detained eight participants of the camp.

According to the head of the Barysau city TUREI organization Mikalai Pakhabau, there were about 40 people in the camp. People came there with their families.

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