March 24 detained Russian journalist, editor of the news agency "Freedom" (Samara), officially accredited to Belarus Alexander Lashmankin.
He was detained for about an hour the night traffic police in the city of Orsha, on the border with Belarus. He was taken off the train Chelyabinsk-Brest transport police officers.
As the Alexander on the phone, the police did not explain the reasons for the detention, not made the report, did not specify the status of the detainee.
The police officers declined to comment on the situation, according to human rights activists international human rights center. Alexander Lashmankin not respond to a mobile phone.