In Belarus, the court found the Russian historian and philosopher Peter Ryabov guilty of an administrative offense under article “Hooliganism” and sent to six days of arrest. It happened two days later after law enforcement authorities disrupted a lecture of a scientist in the city of Grodno.
As reported by human rights organization “Spring”, Ryabov was detained in Grodno on the eve of October 10. According to human rights activists, historian was going to return to Russia, but did not leave the territory of Belarus.
After the arrest, Ryabov spent the night in the temporary detention center of the Baranavichy city police Department. Wednesday, October 11, he was taken to the court of Baranavichy district and of Baranavichy city, along with another activist. They were both charged with committing an offence under article 17.1 of the administrative code of Belarus (“Hooliganism”).
Later, the court took the decision to arrest spectators for six days. The case against the detainee, along with scholar activist is scheduled for Friday, October 13.
Human rights activists remind that on 9 October in Grodno in the Center of city life for a meeting with the historian and scholar of anarchism Ryabov, in which the scientist was supposed to give a lecture on “the Libertarian social thought in the last third of XX – beginning of XXI century”, broke the law enforcement officers. They detained about 20 people, including the spectators.
As explained in the local police, the reason for the detention was holding an “unauthorized mass event”. On the same day, closer to 21:00, all detainees were released. At the same time in the center was searched, which were seized books Ryabov.
According to TASS, at the present time, Russian diplomats check information about the detention and arrest of a Russian citizen. “While official confirmation of this information we have. We are keeping the situation under control, turn on this occasion, to official authorities of Belarus”, – assured the Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Russia in Brest Alexander Shidlovsky.
A similar incident occurred in Baranavichy on August 27 of this year. That day the police detained 15 people came to the meeting with the Russian anarchist Alexei Stugas. Three Russian citizens were fined under article 17.11 of the administrative code of Belarus (“the Distribution, manufacture, storage, transportation information products that contain calls for extremist activity or promoting such activity”).
Pyotr Ryabov is a Russian historian, philosopher, publicist, researcher of the history and philosophy of anarchism. He – candidate of philosophical Sciences, associate Professor of philosophy at Moscow pedagogical University.