Activist Uladzimir Yaromenak faces another trial

2013 2013-08-23T14:22:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of the youth organization "Young Front", will stand another trial on 28 August. This time he is facing administrative charges. The activist is once again accused of violating preventive supervision rules (Part 2, Article 24.12 of the Administrative Code). Uladzimir Yaromenak learned this from a summons issued by the court of Minsk Pershamaiski district.

A few days ago, on August 20, the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk sentenced Young Front activist to three months of arrest, founding him guilty of violating the rules of preventive supervision (Article 421 of the Criminal Code). Probably the employees of the correctional inspection deemed it insufficient and sent new materials to court.

On 20 August, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" released a statement over the prosecution of Uladzimir Yaromenak to demand an end to the practice of politically motivated persecution of political activists, human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents of the current regime, as well as  to immediately and unconditionally release all political prisoners and to remove all restrictions on their rights imposed in connection with their sentencing.