Aliaksandr Vasileuski – another suspect in ‘mass riot’ case
Aliaksandr Vasileuski had served a 15-day arrest for
participation in the protest action of 19 December. Investigators of the Tsentralny
District Police Department of Minsk came to his apartment late in the evening
and presented a warrant for his detention as a suspect in the criminal case upon
Article 293, instigated concerning the events of 19 December. The warrant was
signed by an investigator of the Tsentralny District Police Department of Minsk
Yu. Baraznouski, on agreement of an investigator of the preliminary investigation
board, lieutenant colonel H.Kazakevich.
Mr. Vasileuski was kept in the temporary isolator of the Main Police Department of the Minsk City Executive Committee for two days and was interrogated about his participation in the protest action. At 3 p.m. on 14 January he was freed and warned about the necessity to appear on summons of the investigation.
According to Mr. Vasileuski, the investigators showed him a video where he could be seen holding at the handle of the door of the House of the Government. There is no evidence that he took part in any violent actions. Nevertheless, Aliaksandr Vasileuski remains in the status of a suspect.