Another police raid in Minsk gay club. Approximately 40 detainees

04/02/2013
Submitted by Viachaslau Bortnik

On the night of 2 February the police raided the Minsk "6_A Club" again. It's been a third raid in the gay club in the last month.

9 law enforcement officers in civilian clothes entered the club in the night to start conducting the passport control of the club's visitors. At least 40 people have been detained and transferred to the police station in order to determine the identity.

The police officers claimed that the raid was connected with human rights activism of Siarhei Androsenka, the leader GayBelarus. According to the police, "he is engaged in things that are not supposed to be happened in Belarus."

Two weeks ago the border control officers seized Androsenka's passport when he was crossing the Polish-Belarusian border in Brest and did not return it until now.

Also from the beginning of January, at least 60 founders of the Lambda Human Rights Center have been invited to the "conversations" with police officers in 8 cities throughout the country. The decision to register GayBelarus under new name was adopted at it's general assembly in December 2012.


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