Anatol Lyabedzka Released, With Scratch Marks and Torn Clothes 22:19, 10/05/2006
The leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Lyabedzka was released in three hours after detention. The politician was taken to a police department of Leninski district of Minsk, though policemen told to journalists and family he was not there.
“I was taken to a police department of Leninski district right after arrest,” he said to the UCP press service. “I was told: Anatol, we are to establish your identity. Captain Sytko was in charge of this process. It is obvious they wanted to isolate me before the rally started. Now I have a torn jacket, a torn shoe and scratch marks on my hands. It was done by Padabed (riot police commander). And everything else is all right”.
Anatol Lyabedzka’s comment of the accident was brief: “I see the eyes of the regime wide open with fear. But nothing would pull it through”.