Preventive detentions ahead of Ice Hockey World Championship – 2014

preventive-arrests

Belarus continues practice of preventive detentions of its citizens ahead of Ice Hockey World Championship – 2014.

In general, the activists are being detained on purely fabricated, similar grounds such as “disorderly conduct” and “disobedience to the law-enforcement officials”. The courts conduct administrative trial proceedings formalistically, implicitly trust the law-enforcement officials and don’t take account of the evidence provided by the defense.

As of 8 May the following persons remain under arrest for prolonged period of time:

  1.       Zmicer Dashkevich – detained on 24.04.2014, sentenced to 25 days of arrest;
  2.       Aliaksandr Frantskevich – detained on 25.04.2014, sentenced to 25 days of arrest;
  3.       Yury Rubtsou – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 25 days of arrest;
  4.       Leanid Smouzh – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  5.       Mikalai Kolas – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 15 days of arrest;
  6.       Dzianis Karnou – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  7.       Aliaksandr Kurbatski – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  8.       Aliaksandr Stukin – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  9.       Valeryi Tamilin – detained on 26.04.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  10.       Uladzimir Novikau – detained on 05.05.2014, sentenced to 15 days of arrest;
  11.       Andrus Tsianiuta – detained on 05.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest in Homel;
  12.       Mikola Dziemidzienka – detained on 05.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  13.       Mihas Muski – detained on 05.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  14.       Illia Valavik – detained on 06.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  15.       Siarhei Pazniak – detained on 06.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  16.      Kiryla Ermalovich – detained on 06.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  17.      Aliaksandr Paliakou – detained on 06.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest.
  18.      Leanid Kulakou – detained on 07.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  19.      Nastassia Kukhto – detained on 07.05.2014, sentenced to 17 days of arrest;
  20.      Aliaksandr Arlou – detained on 07.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  21.      Stanislau Rachkel  – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  22.      Uladzislau Zapasau – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 15 days of arrest;
  23.      Andrei Tkachou – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 15 days of arrest;
  24.      Viachaslau Zavineuski  – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  25.      Siarhei Matskoits – detained on 07.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  26.      Zmicer Palienka – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 10 days of arrest;
  27.      Zmicer Yushkevich – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest;
  28.      Siarhei Kazakou – detained on 08.05.2014, sentenced to 20 days of arrest

Active “hunt” on the civic activists of different civil movements and parties continues. On 7 May Zmicer Karashkou was detained in Homel. In Minsk police officers are looking for Maryna Khoma, Anton Zhylko, Artur Finkevich and Zmicer Kavalgin.

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