Activists from St Petersburg arrested in Minsk


Human Rights Center Viasna reports the activists are Andrei Fedorkov and Ivan Solovyov. A resident of Minsk was also detained together with them. 

The acitivists were ruthlessly detained by secret agents at a public transport stop in Partyzanski avenue. They were charged with swearing in public places and disobeying the police officers.

The detainees remained in pre-trial police custody for two days.

On October 27, Judge Visipchyk of Minsk's Zavodski District Court sentenced the the Belarusain activist to 10 days in jail. Each of the Russian guests received 3 days in jail. 

Human rights defenders reckon the Russian nationals will be today deported from Belarus and banned to entering Belarus for some time.