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Five Minsk Bar attorneys were arrested on June 14

On June, 14, human rights activists found out that the attorney of the Minsk Regional Bar Association (MRBA) Vyacheslav Chichin was detained. In the late afternoon, it was reported that a total of five MRBA lawyers were detained; the grounds for the arrest, as well as the names of the detainees, are unknown.

We’re aware that Vyacheslav Chichin was released. The fate of the others remains unknown. It was revealed to the media that the lawyers were detained for a legal advice chat in messengers. It is still unclear how the security forces got access to it. The lawyers are accused of sharing extremist materials.

It should be recalled that in the course of the last month, the following lawyers were detained in Belarus: Aliaksandr Danilevich, Vitaly Braginets, Anastasia Lazarenko.