Mikola Statkevich walks free


Mikola Statkevich, leader of the Belarusian National Congress, was detained in Minsk on the eve of his planned participation in the sixth session of the “Euronest” Parliamentary Assembly in Kyiv.

“At first I was taken to a Minsk police department. There I was told that I am now under the supervision and in the case of another violation on my part, there will be introduced preventive supervision — a curfew,” Statkevich told Belsat.eu after release.

“There was a hidden camera in the room. Well, I said on camera that I believe Lukashenka to be a criminal and a murderer,” said Statkevich.

Statkevich was put on 5 days arrest for the protest against the Russian-Belarusian military exercise “Zapad-2017”, held on September 8.

On 3 November, it became known that Statkevich was sentenced in absentia to 10 days of arrest for an interview with the independent media outside the Akrestsina remand prison after being released on 7 October.


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