Former political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich detained in Minsk

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Aliaksandr Frantskevich on his release from jail (September 3, 2013)

Aliaksandr Frantskevich on his release from jail (September 3, 2013)

Former political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich has been detained in Minsk, according to by his mother Tatsiana Frantskevich, who wrote on her Facebook account: “Just can’t figure out why. At eight o’clock after work. Now he’s also in Akrestsin Street”.

Most likely, the detention of Aliaksandr Frantskevich is linked to the forthcoming Chernobyl Way demonstration, which will be held today, or to the Hockey World Championship starting on 9 May.Law enforcement agencies tend to isolate pro-active opposition youths ahead of important, the website abc-belarus.org says.

Over the past few days, police have detained a number of opposition activists who were later sentenced to administrative arrests. In particular, former political prisoner Dzmitry Dashkevich was sentenced to 25 days in jail and will only be released in late May.

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