Updated at 00:16,23-05-2018

4 'patriots' case' suspects released


4 'patriots' case' suspects released
In Pavel Sviardlou's photo: Viktar Danilau and Nina Shydlouskaya
Uladzimir Rumiantsau walked out from the pretrial detention center No 1 in the evening of June 28, Nina Shydlouskaya wrote on Facebook. Shortely after, Tsimur Pashkevich and Ales Yaudakha were also released.

According to Shydlouskaya, up to five people could be let go.

Around 1900, Viktar Danilau walked out. Relatives and friends were standing in front of the detention center but at around 2000 a jail official came out and said that he had no more paperwork for release and it meant that nobody else would be released tonight.

Yesterday, three other suspects in the 'patriots case' - Ales Zimnitski, Siarhei Strybulski, Uladzimir Fiodarau -were released. All of them were charged with forming an illegal paramilitary grouping. The earlier 'preparations for a riot' charges were dropped due to the lack of evidence.