19 December 2011: Vital Rymasheuski detained
The BCD co-chairman and former presidential candidate, Vital Rymasheuski, was detained in the early afternoon today on 19 December 2011 while he was leaving his house.
He was detained by four men in civiс clothes, who loaded him into a blue van. Mr. Rymasheuski managed to call his colleagues and told that he regards these actions as an abduction. Afterwards the phone call was interrupted.
Vital Rymasheuski also managed to inform later that he was brought to Frunzenski district police department in Minsk.
The reasons for the detention are unknown. However, it is most likely connected to the anniversary of the presidential elections 2010 and expected protest actions today.