Paval Krasouski Released from Custody
On October 15 Paval Krasouski, youth activist from Zhodzina, was released from pre-trial detention center. On Friday the youth activist was taken to an identity parade carried out in the case of last-year Vitebsk explosions which Krasouski is suspected of. Witnesses did not identify him. The police also failed to find any other evidence of his guilt.
On Sunday the term of Krasouski’s detention was over. The police released him from custody. At present Paval Krasouski is at home. However, he still has a status of a suspect. His solicitor Paval Sapelka thinks such development of events means, soon the case against Krasouski would be closed.
Human Rights Center “Viasna” members believe Krasouski’s release is a small victory and express their gratitude to journalists and Krasouski’s lawyers Paval Sapelka and Viachaslau Praskalovich.
We would remind the readers that Paval Krasouski was detained by the Prosecutor’s General Office on suspicion of participation in explosions in Vitebsk on September 14 and 22, 2005 and rape and murder of under-age girls in 1999. The Criminal Code provides for punishment including life sentence and capital punishment for such serious crimes.