Three More Persons in “Armed Group” Case Released
Siarhei Strybulski had been detained on March 21 and was charged with preparing mass riots, and later on, additionally, with creation of an illegal armed group, article 287 of the Criminal Code. On May 24, his term of detention had been extended for two more months.
After the KGB dismissed the charges under part 3, art. 293 of the Criminal Code (preparing mass disorders), Strybulski was staying in detention under the latter article, alongside with other 13 persons in the same criminal case.
Now, Viasna has got confirmation that Aliaksandr Zimnitski and Uladzimir Fiodarau have been released. Information about other persons in the criminal case is being verified.
We remind that human rights organizations demanded to release all 14 people from the KGB facility after information on tortures appeared; according to law, evidence extorted unlawfully does not bear legal force and cannot serve as the basis for charges or used in court.