Mikalai Statkevich will stay under police supervision, he told Euroradio.
“I fall under police supervision, the notice says. The other guys [the released political prisoners] will not be supervised. I do not know what it means. I must visit the police office and register there within three days,” Mikalai Statkevich said.
Statkevich will either have to come to the police as soon as he is told to, or he will need to stay at home in certain periods of time (for instance, from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m.). The ex-political prisoner will have to report his whereabouts to the police in both cases and will need a special permit to go abroad.
Acording to the Belarusian law, preventive supervision may be imposed only in court.
“I do not know anything about it [hearing]. But i believe they might say that the trial was held, say, on August 21 if they need,” Statkevich said.
On August 22, Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka pardoned ex-presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and other political prisoners. The politician spent more than 4.5 years in prison.