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3 activists detained over solidarity with political prisoners


Three participants of an action of solidarity with political prisoners were detained in Minsk on March 4, Radio Liberty reports. The action was held in Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk on February 26. Ten people took part in it.

He has been summoned to Minsk Central Department of the Interior and detained there, Barusau inhabitant Ales Abramovich managed to report. Minsk Central District Court fined the activist for 1020 roubles (40 base amounts) on the evening of March 4.

Andrei Kasheuski from Zhodzina and ex-political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok were detained for participation in that action on Monday. Kasheuki was taken to Minsk Central District Department of the Interior. Dzyadok was detained in Minsk Frunze District Court right after he had bene fined for a message in social media.

Five people were punished for participation in the protest action earlier. Pavel Sevyarynets who did not even attend the action was jailed for 10 days. Artsyom Charnyak, Volha Mikalaichyk, Leanid Kulakou and Maya Navumava were fined 40-45 base rate amounts.