22 January 2018, Monday, 7:37

Artist who confessed terroristic act in Minsk detained in Moscow


Scandalous Belarusian artist Dzianis Limonau is expecting deportation to motherland.

Belarus’ law enforcement agencies are looking for him, RBC reminds.

Dzianis Limonau was detained in Pushina Square after citizens of “informal appearance” had their documents inspected, police’s statement says. Now the artist faces deportation to homeland.

After Limonau had been taken to Tagansky police department, his name was found in the data base, his friend artist Aliaksandr Kalesnikau reported. The detainee will be taken to the prosecutor’s office, after which the deportation procedure may be started.

Limonau is one of the founders of the Linden Blossom art-group. Group’s participants started vigorous activities in 2010 in the genre of fabricating reality, social relations and the way of Belarusians think.

Belarus’ law enforcement agencies got interest in Limonau after the action “Turmoil in bus 23” at the end of 2011, when the artist played a role of a city madman urging the passengers not to be silent, but express indignation over what was going on in Belarus. According to certain data, he has been living in Moscow since then.

On 31 December 2011 in live air on TV Rain Limonau read out an official address to the Prosecutor General of Belarus, in which he took the responsibility for the terroristic act in Minsk that killed 15 people. By this statement the artist aimed to save Uladzislau Kavalou and Dzmitry Kanavalau, sentenced to death penalty. Limonau’s intervention did not help the defendants – the death penalty was executed in March 2012.