Persecution of civil activists in Svislach continues

2012 2012-11-08T17:48:03+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Public lecture on human rights in Vitsebsk, 10 December 2012

Public lecture on human rights in Vitsebsk, 10 December 2012

Recently, administrative reports or alleged participation in an unauthorized action have been drawn up on the local citizens Viktar Dzesiatsik, Yury Hlebik and Anatol Valiuk.

Earlier four participants of commemoration of participants of the anti-Russian insurgency of 1863-1864 from different citizens of Belarus were detained. Three of them were subsequently sentenced to three days of arrest, and the fourth one – to a fine.

Several days after it the police started disturbing the local participants of the event. As it follows from the police reports, soon they will be summonsed to court.

The Hrodna human rights defender Uladzimir Khilmanovich thinks that this could be done of an order of the regional or even the capital’s authorities.

“We have been celebrated the Day of Commemoration of 1863 Insurgents for 19 years without any provocations, manifestations of extremism or violations of the public order. People come there from different cities in order to honor those whom they regard as national heroes. In fact, the intention to try the Svislach activists who haven’t violated any provisions of the present legislation is a manifestation of a real ethnocide. At the same time, nothing is done to those who lay flowers and wreaths to monuments of the bloody communist leaders Lenin and Stalin,” commented Mr. Khilmanovich.

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