Opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich detained

Mikalai Statkevich at the threshhold of KGB Headquarters during the vigil on 29 October in Minsk. Photo: Euroradio

Opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich was detained in Minsk on the evening of 30 October, his wife Maryna Adamovich wrote on her Facebook page. Statkevich is most likely to stand trial for organizing an unauthorized street action. On 21 October, he led the March of Outraged Belarusians 2.0. On 29 October, he organized a rally in memory of over 100 Belarusian intellectuals executed by Stalin's police in 1937.

The Movement for Freedom leader Yury Hubarevich reminds that on 31 October Statkevich "was scheduled to be attending Euronest's working group meeting on Belarus. "A really "good" message to the EU," he wrote on Facebook.