Brest police pay interest to Malei’s solidarity race with Bialiatski

2012 2012-08-13T18:10:40+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 11 August captain Mikalai Selivonik, a police inspector of the Leninski district of Brest, phoned to human rights defender Uladzimir Malei and stated that he was to visit the police department in connection with his race along the streets of Brest on 4 August, on the anniversary of the imprisonment of the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski.

Mr. Malei held the race wearing a black T-shirt with a portrait of Bialiatski and held another portrait in his hands. He dedicated his race to the imprisoned colleague and all political prisoners in Belarus. Three girls joined Malei’s actions by running several rounds around the monument to the 1000-th anniversary of Brest. Malei’s photos with the girls near the monument were uploaded to the internet and caused the interest of the police.

Uladzimir Malei demanded to be presented official summons. On 13 August captain Selivonchyk handed him a summons to the Leninski District Police Department of Brest for 11 a.m. on 14 August.