Aleh Kerul sentenced to 25 days of arrest
Consideration of the administrative case of activist Aleh Kerul continuedin Pershamaiski district court of Minsk. The sentence is 25 days of arrest.
On 14 May, judge Yury Harbatouski, who was in charge of hearing the administrative case of Aleh Kirol, sent the case back for rework. The reason was that during the consideration of the case, a lot of controversies in the testimonies of witnesses from the side of the police – V.S. Zharski and B.G. Byk – were found.
Aleh Kerul was released in the court. He decided to come back to Pershamaiski department of internal affairs to pick up his personal belongings, and was detained there for the second time. Officers of the department informed Kerul’s friend Dzmitry about the detention, and said that they would rework the materials of the case meanwhile. According to the law, Aleh Kerul should have been free from detention until the new consideration of the case in the court. The court hearing of his administrative case is expected to continue on 15 May, and its beginning is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Aleh Kerul was detained on 13 May near the National Library in Minsk. He was posting stickers with the text of solidarity with those detained on the eve of the ice hockey world championship.