Updated at 00:16,23-05-2018

Political Prisoner Artsiom Dubski Freed from Prison


Political prisoner Artsiom Dubski was on May 25 released from a colony in Mahilyow and dropped at the local railway station. All those who wished to welcome Artsiom near the prison gates had to go to the train terminal, reports Radio Svaboda.

Artsiom Dubski was arrested on February 13, 2009 at the Belarus-Ukraine border. The youngster was charged with having violated punishment rules. He had been tried over the notorious "Case of 14" and had to serve two years in exile in his home town of Asipovichy where he was registered. But after a new criminal case against him was opened, Dubski fled to Ukraine.

The global human rights watchdog Amnesty International recognized the participants of the "Case of 14" as prisoners of consciousness in 2009.