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Journalists detained in entrepreneurs’ strike in Minsk

2013 2013-06-27T13:49:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Minsk police detained several journalists during a strike staged by entrepreneurs to protest against new regulations of the Customs Union.

Those detained include Aliaksandr Sivy (Narodnaya Volia newspaper), Ihar Karnei (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Belarus service) and Natallia Kastsiukevich ( portal).

The police also detained one of the leaders of the “Perspective” trade union movement, Anatol Shumchanka, who was expected to pass demands of the country’s small business to the Department of Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economy.

All of them were taken to the police department.

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