Uladzimir Yaromenak taken 40 kilometers away from Minsk on release from jail

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Uladzimir Yaromenak

Uladzimir Yaromenak

"Young Front" activist Uladzimir Yaromenak was driven 40 kilometers away from Minsk after serving 15-day arrest term.

He was set off at the turn of Hrodna highway to Ivianets. "Nobody said anything to me, they just drove me there and then said "Good bye," said Mr. Yaromenak.

On 18 April Uladz Yaromenak was tried is absentia and sentenced to 15 days of arrest for an alleged violation of the conditions of preventive supervision. According to Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk, he left his home for some time during the period between 9 p.m. on 23 February – 6 a.m. on 24 February 2013.

The activist learned about the trial only on 24 April. The 12-month preventive supervision over Uladz Yaromenak was established on 15 March 2012 and was later extended for 6 months. He can be punished with up to a year of imprisonment for violating the conditions of the preventive supervision.