Five people detained for attack on Russian Embassy get released from jail

2010 2010-09-13T19:19:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Five of the persons who had been detained on 3 September in connection with the case of the attack on the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk were released from the prison in Akrestin Street on Sunday, 12 September, Radio Racyja reports.

Ihar Bahachak, Valeryia Khotsina, Anton Laptsionak, Siarhei Sliusar and Aliaksei Zhynherouski left the remand prison. Nobody has been arraigned.

Among those who remain in the delinquents’ isolation center there are Aliaksandr Buhayeu, Ihar Chapiha (a member of the Right Alliance) Mikalai Dziadok, Aliaksandr Frantskevich, Tatsiana Semianishchava and the environmentalist Uladzimir Valodzin. The leader of the Right Alliance Yury Karetnikau said: ‘The detention term of Chapiha was extended for three days (72 hours) more. He should have been released Saturday evening. From my experience, they can count the term from the moment of the search, or from the moment, when one is charged with something. The release may take place at 5 o’clock or even later’.

Ihar Chapiha was detained at his apartment on 8 September, 8. On 10 September the activist had his birthday, and he had to spend this day in prison.