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Two Belarus Activists Detained For Urging Release Of Others

Zmitser Dashkevich is awaiting trial for alleged hooliganism.
HRODNA, Belarus -- Police in the western Belarusian city of Hrodna have detained two young activists after they distributed leaflets calling for the immediate release of other activists from jail, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

Nadzeya Krapivina and Veranika Lemyanouskaya are in police custody following their detention late on February 13.

Krapivina's mother, Nina, told RFE/RL that several policemen visited her apartment early in the morning and conducted a search.

She said police confiscated a notebook and leaflets calling for the release of jailed activists such as Zmitser Dashkevich, the leader of the Young Front movement, who is in jail awaiting trial for hooliganism.

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