New suspects in mass riot case
19-year-old student of Minsk Polytechnic College Illia
Vasilevich served 10-day arrest for participation in the protest action of 19
December. He was informed that the college administration decided to expel him.
On 5 January he was invited for a talk with the administration. However, there
he was detained by KGB officers who told that he was a suspect in the criminal
case. At first the guy was taken to the pre-trial prison in Akrestsin Street and then – to another
one, in Valadarski Street,
where he is kept at the moment.
Another suspect is Aliaksandr Kviatkevich, who has already served 12-day arrest for participation in the protest rally. On 31 January he was released from jail.
In the evening of 4 January he was visited by an unidentified man in plain clothes and the local police inspector. They said that they needed to conduct some additional investigative actions (fingerprinting, photos, etc.) and said that it wouldn’t take more than 3 days.
However, three days have passed, but he hasn’t returned home. His mother learned that in the evening of 6 January he was transferred to the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street as a suspect in the criminal case upon Article 293.