Young Front activist Uladzimir Yaromenak shortly detained ahead of Freedom Day rally
Police preventively detained former political prisoner Uladzimir Yaromenak ahead of yesterday’s Freedom Day demonstration. This was reported by the activist himself to the www.charter97.org website.
“Unfortunately, I was unable to take part in the event dedicated to Freedom Day. I was expected to be released after three days in jail in Akrestsin Street, but yesterday I was taken to Pershamaiski district police department, where I stayed until 3 p.m. I’ve just come back home,” says the former political prisoner.
He said he was going to appeal the arrest in court.
“Certainly, the appeal will be filed, but later. Now I have a lot of other things that need to be addressed. I’ve just come home and haven’t even read the news. After the arrest, I had a health problem, but now, thankfully, I feel pretty well,” says the Young Front activist.
Former political prisoner Uladzimir Yaromenak was arrested for three days before Freedom Day. Earlier, the Court of Minsk Pershamaiski District extended by 6 months the preventive supervision of the activist.
In January 2011, Uladzimir Yaromenak was arrested as a suspect in the “rioting” case. He was sentenced to three years in jail and served his sentence in a colony near Vitsebsk. In August 2011, among other defendants in the case, he was pardoned. Since then, he has been put in jail for several times.