Belarus: Further information on ill-treatment / possible prisoners of conscience: Gregory Kishko

Belarus: Further information on ill-treatment / possible prisoners of conscience: Gregory Kishko

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Index Number: EUR 49/005/1997
Date Published: 16 June 1997
Categories: Belarus, Europe And Central Asia

According to further information, Gregory Kishko, an artist, remains in detention following his arrest on 23 March 1997 at a demonstration in Minsk. He was reportedly beaten by police officers. Aleksandr Bondarev has been released pending trial for "violence against the state", after he allegedly threatened a police officer with a stick. Human rights organizations in Belarus maintain that he was defending himself against an attack by police officers.


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