Hrodna vlogger Vadimati sentenced to 25 days in jail gets another term

Hrodna-based vlogger Vadzim Yermashuk aka Vadimati has been sentenced to another 15 days. He is currently serving a 25-day term.

Hrodna vlogger Vadzim Yermashuk. Photo: Instagram / ermashukvadimati

One more administrative case was initiated against Yermashuk on the back of his calling the 115 service. According to the prosecutor’s version, then the man used bad language when speaking about the housing system and the city executive committee. The hearing of the new case began on September 8; it was conducted by video link. Notably, the trial was postponed for two days in a row due to Vadzim’s ill health. As he had fever and hypertension, an ambulance was called to him.

On August 16, Vadimati was detained over allegedly calling for taking part in an unofficial sports event at a skate playground in the town of Shchuchyn (Hrodna region).

Charged under Art. 24.23 of the Code of Administrative Offences (violating rules of holding mass events), Yermashuk was tried in Shchuchyn district court on August 19. As a sign of protest, Vadzim refused to eat behind bars, where he spent three days awaiting his trial.

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