Ales Bialiatski arrested

Ales Bialiatski, chair of the human rights organisation Viasna, was arrested today. Very little is known at the moment about where he is held and the reasons for his arrests.

Bialiatski managed to call a colleague and tell him that he was arrested by a group of men in civilian clothes, who introduced themselves as financial police. They approached him at 16:45 today in central Minsk. After that he has not been able or allowed to use the phone.

Viasna’s website translated into English by Google.

Categories: News.
Tags: Ales Bialiatski, Harassment, Human Rights Defenders, and Viasna.
Regions: Belarus.