Belarus: Further information on ill-treatment / possible prisoners of conscience: Gregory Kishko
According to further information, Gregory Kishko, an artist, remains in detention following his arrest on 23 March 1997 at a demonstration in Minsk. He was reportedly beaten by police officers. Aleksandr Bondarev has been released pending trial for "violence against the state", after he allegedly threatened a police officer with a stick. Human rights organizations in Belarus maintain that he was defending himself against an attack by police officers.