Former presidential candidate Vital Rymashewski and Andrey Dzmitryyew, the former campaign chief of presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyayew, have been released from the KGB’s detention center in Minsk on their own recognizance.
The 29-year-old Dzmitryyew, who was arrested immediately after a post-election demonstration in Independence Square on the night of December 19, was released from the KGB detention center on the morning of January 3.
Mr. Rymashewski, the presidential nominee of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), was released on the night between December 31 and January 1 after he had written an explanatory note addressed to Alyaksandr Lukashenka, according to BCD Executive Secretary Dzyanis Sadowski.
The 35-year-old Rymashewski, who received a head injury during clashes between protesters and riot police during the December 19 demonstration, was arrested when he was walking out of the Minsk Emergency Hospital, where his injury had been treated and bandaged. He was grabbed by men in black clothes who threw him into a minibus and sped.