Authorities release 2 more persons held in White Legion case

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Interior Ministry’s pre-trial prison in Minsk. Photo: sputnik.by

Interior Ministry’s pre-trial prison in Minsk. Photo: sputnik.by

Two more persons earlier arrested in the case of preparing riots and creating an illegal armed group, Siarhei Kuntsevich, member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party, and Andrei Bialiauski, have been released from pre-trial detention.

Kuntsevich was the only person involved in the case who did not face an additional charge of ‘forming an illegal armed group’. After his release from the KGB prison, Kuntsevich told in an interview with RFE/RL Belarus service that he was tortured with an electroshock weapon.

“I was on a hunger-strike for several days. I was blackmailed, threatened with violence. They twisted my hands. There were suspicions of a brain concussion, but they did not call a doctor,” he said.

As a result, the Interior Ministry’s pre-trial prison and the KGB jail still hold 14 people charged in the case.

The current list of persons held in the case is as follows:

Aliaksei Abramau, b. 1979. Detained on March 21. Held in the KGB jail. On March 30, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Viktar Danilau, b. 1987. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. On April 10, transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Andrei Dundukou, b. 1985. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Uladzimir Fiodarau, b. 1988. Detained on March 29. Held in jail No. 1. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Ivan Kavalchuk, b. 1991. Detained on March 23. Held in the KGB jail. On March 30, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Andrei Komlik-Yamatsin, b. 1985. Detained on March 21. Held in the KGB jail. On March 30, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Miraslau Lazouski, b. 1973. Detained on March 21. Held in the KGB jail. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Viktar Maroz, b. 1986. Detained on April 3. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Dzmitry Novik, b. 1978. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. On April 7, transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Tsimur Pashkevich. Detained on March 21. Held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Uladzimir Rumiantsau, b. 1988. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Siarhei Strybulski, b. 1976. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. On April 5, transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Aliaksandr Yaudakha, b. 1975. Detained on March 21. Held in jail No. 1. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

Aliaksandr Zimnitski, b. 1991. Detained on March 29. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code).

19 people have been released from custody. Most of them will have to appear in court later.

Siarhei Palcheuski. Detained on March 22. Earlier held in jail No. 1. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. On April 15, released on own recognizance.

Zmitser Dashkevich. Detained on March 22. Initially held in the KGB jail, then in jail No. 1. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. On April 15, released on own recognizance.

Yury Huryn. Detained on March 21. On March 31, released from jail No. 1.

Siarhei Kulinich, political activist, associate of former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich. Detained on March 24. On April 3, released from the KGB jail.

Raman Vasiliyeu, activist of Young Front. Detained on March 23. On April 1, released from jail No. 1.

Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of Young Front. Detained on March 23. On April 1, released from jail No. 1.

Dzmitry Kremenetski, activist of Young Front. Detained on March 23. On April 1, released from jail No. 1.

Artsiom Leuchanka, activist of Young Front. Detained on March 22. On April 1, released from jail No. 1.

Siarhei Barstok. Detained on March 21. Released on March 31.

Viachaslau Duksht, member of a special police unit. Detained on March 21. On March 31, released from the KGB jail.

Illia Hrek, deputy head of the Smarhoń border detachment. Detained on March 21. On March 31, released from the KGB jail.

Maksim Stsiapanau. Detained on March 21. On March 31, released from the KGB jail.

Aliaksei Saskevich, member of a special police unit. Detained on March 24. Released from custody.

Siarhei Hromau, released from custody.

Yan Mikhalkou (son of Mikalai Mikhalkou), b. 1994. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Later transferred to jail No. 1. Released on April 29.

Mikalai Mikhalkou, b. 1970. Head of the Patriot club in Babrujsk. Detained on March 24. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Later transferred to jail No. 1. Information of his release was leaked on May 18.

Yauhen Paltarzhytski, b. 1987. Detained on March 21. Held in the KGB jail. On March 30, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code). Released on house arrest on May 19.

Andrei Bialiauski, b. 1982. Detained on March 21. Earlier held in the KGB jail. On March 31, charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. In early April, transferred to jail No. 1. (Also formally charged under Art. 287 of the Criminal Code). Released from custody on June 2.

Siarhei Kuntsevich, b. 1985. Earlier held in the KGB jail. Charged under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. Transferred to jail No. 1. Released from custody on June 2.

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