Policemen Search For Jeans Insignia 11:32, 28/12/2005
Deputy head of Svetlahorsk regional police department Pyotr Zykun acquainted a civil activist Telman Maslyukou with a report of administrative violation, filed after a home-search. According to policemen, he was suspected of keeping of weapon and drugs. In the report the following accusation was written by policemen: “He brought printed materials from Minsk with appeals of unregistered organization Zubr, and un this way acted on behalf of unregistered political organization”.
The search of Maslyukou apartment was carried out by policemen on December 2, as he was suspected of “keeping of weapon and drugs”.
Then the policemen seized two copying devices (one of them was returned later), five CDs, four books and different printed materials, including a bulletin with the UN resolution on human rights in Belarus.
Out of all seized materials, the policemen saw violation of the law only in keeping informational bulletins “16”, dedicated to the Day of Belarusian Solidarity. An article signed by the organization “Zubr” was printed in the bulletin. It was stated in the article that jeans symbols and jeans clothes have become symbols of striving for freedom in Belarus.
It is still unknown whether everybody wearing denim clothes would be accused of “acting on behalf of unregistered organization”?