Updated at 11:07,12-12-2017

Dashkevich and other activists released

Euroradio

The activists detained before the action near the Russian Embassy have been released. All the detainee were delivered to Minsk's Central District Department of the Interior.

Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich was let off at about 7.30 p.m., he reported on Facebook. The activist was grabbed near his house and pushed into a police bus that drove away in an unknown direction, Euroradio reported. His neighbours were looking at it all.

Volha Nikalaichyk was let off after Dashkevich. Uladzimir Yaromenak and Syarhei (surname unknown) are also supposed to be released soon. All of them were detained right before the action near the Russian Embassy. The Young Front dated it for unofficial Belarus Military Glory Day – the Battle of Orsha fought in 1514.

The action was held regardless of the detentions but only two people managed to come. They had been holding the banner ‘Occupants, get out!’ for 15 minutes in front of the Embassy.