Uladzimir Yaromenak to serve sentence in Baranavichy
Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of the Young Front youth opposition movement, will serve his sentence in a detention house in Baranavichy (Brest region). His wife was told about this at the Department of Corrections of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Young Front’s website reports.
On August 20, Pershamaiski District Court sentenced Uladzimir Yaromenak to three months in jail for violating the rules of serving preventive supervision. At the trial, Yaromenak and his lawyer argued that the materials for the criminal case were collected illegally and the case itself was opened illegally. Nevertheless, the district court found the young man guilty, and the Minsk City Court in November confirmed the verdict. On December 11, the activist was ordered to appear at the district police department, from where he was taken to detention center No. 1 in Valadarski Street.
Former political prisoner Uladzimir Yaromenak was a defendant in the “rioting” criminal case opened following the December 19, 2010 events in Minsk. He was sentenced to three years in a maximum security prison, but in August 2011 he was released under a presidential decree of pardon. Yaromenak was subjected to preventive supervision, after which he found himself in court twice. On April 27, 2012 he was sentenced to seven days in jail for alleged disorderly conduct, and on January 24, 2013 – to 12 days in jail for violating the terms of preventive supervision.