The arrested protesters in Minsk to mark the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Sovereignty of Belarus today will be judged in the court of the Soviet district of Minsk. They are charged with disorderly conduct (article 17.1 of the Administrative Code) for allegedly using foul language.
According to human rights activists detained — Nikolai Demidenko, Catherine Davydik, Andrei Kim and Vyacheslav Siuchyk — Night was kept in prison for Akrestin.
July 27 opposition activists intended to lay flowers at the monuments to Yakub Kolas, Yanka Kupala and Maxim Bogdanovich in Minsk.
On Yakub Kolas where action began, there were about 30 people. Police officers used force, detained four protesters, bundled into a police car and taken to the Soviet police department.
Article 17.1 provides for a penalty of 2 to 30 basic units or administrative detention.