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Belarusian police detain five activists

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 5 February 2009
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Belarusian police detain five activists, 5 February 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/49904c6cc.html [accessed 26 December 2014]
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February 05, 2009

Minsk police have detained five activists from the European Belarus campaign.

European Belarus representative Alyaksandr Atroshchankau told RFE/RL's Belarusian Service that the activists were arrested today in an apartment rented by one of the activists, Paval Yukhnevich.

Atroshchankau said the police searched the apartment and confiscated posters, CDs, and notebooks.

Police said the detention of the activists and search operations were held due to information about a theft, but did not elaborate.

The European Belarus is a campaign organized by young activists to propagate democracy and European values in the country.

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