14.09.2012 / 13:15

Activist Detained over Boycott Flyers in Brest

Opposition activist Dzmitry ShurkhaJ was arrested by police in Brest on Thursday evening after flyers calling for a boycott of the forthcoming House of Representatives elections were discovered in his bags.

Mr. ShurkhaJ, a coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) party in the Brest region, was picked up by police officers at the central bus terminal in Brest at 7:15 p.m., human rights defender Raman Kisliak told.

Shurkhay probably got the bags from someone at the bus station, Mr. Kisliak said. He was taken to a district police station. Police will question him and check whether the flyers in question carry data about the publisher and the printer.

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