Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Праваабарончы цэнтр «Вясна» беларускі хельсінкскі камітэт


Detained anarchists get released this morning

As learned by the HRC "Viasna", the five activists of the anarchist movement who were detained during the spontaneous protest event against the rigged elections that took place in central Minsk yesterday's evening, spent the night at the detention center in Akrestsin Street in Minsk.

However, in the morning of October 12 they were no longer there. Policemen of the Kastryčnicki District Police Department of Minsk drove them to their department. As reported by one of the policemen, at about 11.30 a.m. all of them were released under the written undertakings to appear at court after getting writs. Two of the detainees were charged under Art. 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, disorderly conduct. The reasons for the detention of three others remain unknown.