On March 2, activists of various civil society movements tried to hold a protest action near the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk. They were met by paddy wagons and policemen, most of whom were dressed in civvies. The “men in civvies” acted violently: they didn’t even let the protesters unfurl any posters and streamers. More than 25 people were detained at once, including passers-by.
According to information of human rights defenders, among the detainees there are a “Nasha Niva” correspondent Iryna Arekhouskaya, journalists Siarhei Hapon, Uladzimir Hrydzin, Artsiom Liava, Vital Siamashka, Ina Studzinskaya and Yauhen Yerchak, as well as socio-political activists Auhinnia Bahinskaya, Zmitser Dashkevich, Viktar Dudko, Liudmila Karavianskaya, Yana Kazakova, Henadz Lutsenka, Stani...Read More