Former political prisoner Uladzimir Yaromenak sentenced to 3 months of arrest

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Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of the Young Front opposition movement and former political prisoner, was sentenced to three months of arrest on charges of violating preventive supervision restrictions. The verdict was pronounced this morning by Judge Leanid Yarmolenkau of Minsk Pershamaiski District Court.

Uladzimir Jaromienak was arrested in January 2011 as a suspect on the case on “mass disturbances”. He was sentenced for three years. He served the punishment term in a penal colony near Viciebsk. In August 2011 he was pardoned among others. Since then he ended up behind bars several times for administrative violations.

On 15 March 2013 the court of Minsk’s Piershamajski district extended the preventive supervision over the activist for another 6 months.

On 14 July on the Young Front activist’s wedding day an investigator gave him a call and insistently asked to show up on Monday. Jaromienak negotiated that the conversation was postponed for two days. On 16 July he was handed in a resolution on a criminal case being filed against him according to the article 421 “Violation of preventive surveillance” which dated back to 24 May.

Fore more details on this case see Statement by the Human Rights Center “Viasna” on the sentencing of Uladzimir Yaromenak


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