Uladzimir Yaromenak receives 15 days in jail in absentia

2013 2013-04-24T10:50:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The Young Front activist Uladzimir Yaromenak received yesterday a phone call from a police inspector who offered to come to the police station, explaining that the guy had 15 days more day of jail to serve, the Young Front’s press-service reports.

“I do not even know why and when I was convicted. Perhaps this is the result of the trial for breach of preventive supervision, of which no one informed me, just as it was before. I believe that in this way the security forces are trying to neutralize “dangerous” youth activists ahead of the Chernobyl Way march. Pavel Vinahradau is already serving administrative arrest, now I will have a jail term. This is probably not the last preventive measure “to ensure the rule of law” ahead of the event on the anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Naturally, I cannot “run away” from this sentence, as the evasion of preventive supervision may be punished with an imprisonment for up to two years, so the police inspector does not hide the fact that I will go to the detention center in Akrestsin Street right from the police station,” says the Young Front activist.

On March 15, 2012 Uladzimir Yaromenak was subjected to preventive supervision for one year. On March 15, 2013 the supervision was extended for another six months. Violation of supervision may result in an imprisonment for up to one year.