Human rights defenders recognize Uladzimir Kondrus political prisoner

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Uladzimir Kondrus. Photo: HRC "Viasna"

Uladzimir Kondrus. Photo: HRC "Viasna"

Statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community on the criminal prosecution of Uladzimir Kondrus

Minsk – 10 August 2016

According to information received by human rights defenders, on 14 June 2016, Uladzimir Kondrus, a resident of the town of Rudziensk, was taken into custody in jail No. 1 in Minsk. As later confirmed by the Investigative Committee, he is facing charges under Part 2, Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (‘rioting’).

The criminal case was opened following the events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, when hundreds of people were detained and subjected to administrative arre