On 22 March, a dozen of local antifascists and DIY band members were arrested in Mozyr following searches in their homes. As a result, two women were detained under criminal charges – Kristina Cherenkova (inciting hatred to cops for a few Instagram posts and comments) and Anna Pyshnik (assistance in extremist activity for sending a video recording to the NEXTA Telegram channel that had been recognised as an extremist formation). They are kept in a pre-trial detention facility.
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Other people got arrested for 10 to 15 days for disseminating extremist materials. They have allegedly shared some posts from ‘extremist’ media. Their phones and other devices were seized as a tool of committing the infraction.
Relatives are collecting donations to cover the legal costs and care packages
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