In the Belarusian town of Slutsk police have detained 18 people on the failed rally in support of a candidate for the presidency Svetlana Tikhanovski, according to public campaign “human rights Defenders for free elections”.
According to human rights activists, to participate in the rally gathered about 500 people, but city officials drove to the venue of utility vehicles and tractor, and the venue for the picket fenced gate. Soon this place came the police, who detained several supporters Tikhanovski.
According to human rights activists, were detained 18 people, three of them subsequently released from the police station, and the rest sent to prison. A court hearing is scheduled for August 5.