Belarus: Conscientious objector unlawfully detained

Belarus: Conscientious objector unlawfully detained

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Index Number: EUR 49/001/2010
Date Published: 26 January 2010
Categories: Belarus

Conscientious objector Ivan Mikhailau was arrested by police in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 15 December after refusing to perform military service. A court hearing has been set for 29 January. If found guilty, he could face six months’ imprisonment.


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