Political prisoner Yauhen Yushkevich released
Political prisoner Yauhen Yushkevich has been released, after spending 10 days in pre-trial detention. The charges of “breaching public order” he is facing, however, remain in place.
Yushkevich was released one day after the country’s human rights community called him a political prisoner and demanded his immediate release.
A former police investigator, Yushkevich was arrested on November 25. The persecution is said to be related to his role in a project called ByChange, an initiative launched to assist former law enforcement officers who resigned for political reasons. Yushkevich also ran a Twitter account that published information related to the work of Belarusian security forces.