2014 23/02

Belarusian activists planned to lay flowers and light candles near the sign “Zero Kilometer”, but ended up in Central district militia department.

On February 22, Homel militia disrupted a peaceful action of solidarity with the Ukrainian Maidan. Members of “Young Front” and the initiative “Our alternative” planned to lay flowers and light candles near the sign “Zero Kilometer” to honor those who died at Euromaidan as reported by Espreso.tv.

Militia patrol, according to the participant of the action Natallia Kryvashey, tried to interrupt the participants. As the result of the conflict four of the participants – Andrey Tsianiuta, Stanislau Bula, Natallia Kryvashey and Kanstantsin Zhukousky – were taken to the Central district militia department.

Homel activist Kastus Zhukousky is threatened by filing a criminal case. Militia officers accused the member of civil initiative “Our alternative” that he was threatening them with violence.

According to the detainee, he attended an action of solidarity with the victims of political conflict in Ukraine. At the beginning of the event a group of militia men approached the group of people with candles and flowers and began detaining them. One of them held Kastus Zhukousky by his clothes.

“In the office I told the militia officers that they were acting illegally. I warned them that the names of those who were committing lawlessness would become known, and that they could have loose the right to enter Ukraine,”- said the detainee.

Militia officers tried to get explanations from the arrested.

Michal Zhyzneuski was a native Belarusian (from Homel). He was killed during confrontations with the security forces in the Hrushevsky street of Kiev a month ago, on January 22, 2014. The participant of Euromaidan was shot dead. On January 26 he would have turned 26 years old.

According to gordonua.com and Radio Racyja
Prepared by Ales LETA
Belarusian Legal Portal

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