“Young Front” activist Uladzimir Yaromenak gets three more days of arrest

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Uladzimir Yaromenak

Uladzimir Yaromenak

The court of Minsk Pershamaiski District reconsidered today the case of the activist of “Young Front” Uladzimir Yaromenak, who was previously sentenced to an arrest for violation of preventive supervision. Disagreeing with the previous sentence (12 days in jail), Yaromenak appealed it at Minsk City Court.

As a result of the hearing of the appeal in Minsk City Court on February 26 the case sent for a new trial in the same court. However, the activist was not present at the hearing, as the officers of the court failed to notify him properly. As a result, Uladzimir Yaromenak was deprived of the right to legal defense.

Today, Judge Hanna Paskevich sentenced him to 15 days in jail. Having served 12 days earlier, Uladzimir Yaromenak still has three more days of administrative arrest to serve.

On March 15, 2012, Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of “Young Front” and former political prisoner, was placed under preventive supervision for a period of one year. However, during this time the activist was twice brought to administrative responsibility for the alleged breach of the supervision restrictions. Considering this, Judge Yarmolenkava of Pershamaiski District Court (with participation of prosecutor Yermakou) ruled on March 15 that the term of preventive supervision of Uladzimir Yaromenak should be extended for another six months – until September 15, 2013.