26 February 2021, Friday, 1:19
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Opposition activist detained for children's colouring books


Yanina Lyasneuskaya, an activist of Our Home civil campaign, was detained in Vitebsk as 11 am today.

An operation of detention as carried out by Orsha police, Our Home campaign website reports.

Law-enforcement agencies say Yanina is suspected of handing out the materials promoting violence and cruelty. In this way policemen described children's colouring books “My dad is a policeman. What does he do at work?”

Yanina Lyaneuskaya was allowed to leave the Kastrychnitski district police department at 3 pm. A police report under article 17.8 (spreading the materials promoting violence and cruelty) was drawn up against her. Policemen were not ashamed to use this absurd phrasing. They said the activist would be informed about a trial with a summons.