“Young Front” activist Raman Pratasevich sentenced to two days of arrest

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Raman Pratasevich was detained during the trial of another “YF” activist, Dzmitry Dashkevich on 6 November. He was subsequently taken to the center for the isolation of offenders in Akrestsin Street in Minsk and kept there for two days, as far as the courts didn't work on 7 November, a state holiday.

As reported to Radio “Racyja” by the co-head of the “Young Front” Andrei Tsianiuta, “when Dashkevich was being tried, I phoned Raman and asked him to come to the trial. He went first to the police department and then to the police department. The people also saw him after the trial, as he was a bit late. Then his cellular phone was switched off. He sent me a message that if he would be inaccessible on the phone, it would mean that he followed Dashkevich's fate. It seems to me that he was detained.”

As it was found later, Raman Pratasevich was charged with unauthorized picketing and sentenced to two days of arrest.