Belarus Jails Democracy Activists

About two dozen brave democracy activists were arrested today in the last remaining dictatorship in Europe. They were protesting outside the trial of fellow activist Yaroslau Hryshchenya.

An opposition activist sits behind bars in a police van after being detained during a protest in the town of Baranovichi some 150 km (93.2 miles) southeast of Minsk September 10, 2007. Police in Belarus on Monday detained a group of opposition activists for staging an unlawful protest and held two journalists, including a Reuters photographer, who were covering the event. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)


Opposition activists sit behind bars in a police van after being detained during a protest in the town of Baranovichi some 150 km (93.2 miles) southeast of Minsk September 10, 2007. (Reuters)

Charter 97 is reporting that the protesters were beaten up by the police at their arrest.

 
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