Activists detained during antinuclear action in Minsk

Activists from Belarus and Germany arrested brutally at peaceful anti-nuclear action

Minsk, 25th April, 18.35 belarussian time. 6 activists from germany and 5 activists from Belarus, as well as one activist from Poland have been brutally arrested.

Around 40 activists have protested peacefully against the construction of the first nuclear power in Ostrovetz, Belarus. They held banners saying «Chernobyl, Fukushima — Ostrovets?» and «We are against nuclear power plants» and gave out leaflets. There were two flashmobs – the first lasted around 5 min.

However, the second flashmob was interrupted immediately. After around one minute two vehicles with civil police stopped, as well as a red prisoner’s transport. Peaceful protestors were thrown to the ground and arrested using brutal force.

More about the action see at Indymedia

All in all 12 people were arrested – 6 Germans (Juliane Grinetz, Andreas Schelhas, Janina Rolik, Guede Hansen, Jan Hendrik Krop, Katrin Heinrich)

5 Belarusians (Alena Vitko, Ihar Bahachak, Aliaksandr Buhaeu, Jahor Jaromenka, Siarhei Sliusar)

1 polish – Dorota Kubaszewska

Yesterday there was a trial, belarusians are released with fines of 150 euros each.

The Polish girl and the Germans got fines and are to be deported, but the decision is not made yet and the people are held in a detention facility in Minsk.

UPD: On April 27th all foreigners were deported with the right to visit Belarus in 2 years only under condition that they pay out the fines.

Ihar Truhanovich was detained during the trial trying to take pictures of the face witnesses from the side of the accusation. He is put in prison for 10 days as a result.

Against all nuclear power installations! No newbuild of nuclear power plants — in Belarus or anywhere! Solidarity with political prisoners!

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