Zmitser Bandarenka set off train Vilnius-Minsk
political prisoner Zmitser Bandarenka was returning home from the Lithuanian
town of Druskininkai, where he received a course of medical rehabilitation. The
Bandarenkas were traveling by the evening train Vilnius-Minsk.
On the Belarusian border Zmitser Bandarenka was ordered to get out of the train for examination of his documents and a search. While these operations were performed, his train left, that’s why he had to wait for the next one.
Bear in mind that the coordinator of the civil initiative “European Belarus” and electioneering agent of Andrei Sannikau was arrested during the brutal dispersal of the protest action on Nezalezhnasts Square on 19 December 2010 and sentenced to two years of imprisonment. While in prison, he underwent a spine surgery. On 1 February he signed a pardon petition (which was a result of pressurization from the prison administration). On 15 April 2012 he was released on pardon.