Belarus: Police arrest political activists
11 May 10

On 7 May, police arrested activists at demonstrations marking the disappearance of government minister, Yury Zakharanka. Roman Kislyak and Andrey Sharenda were arrested as they distributed leaflets marking the 11th anniversary of Zakharanka, who was abducted in 1999. In a parallel incident, seven protesters were arrested at a demonstration in Minsk. There are suspicions that senior government officials in Belarus were involved Zakharanka’s disappearance.