Ivashkevich released but could face a new trial soon

Viktar Ivashkevich, the deputy chairman of the Party of the Belarusian Popular Front today walked free out of a Minsk court after the judge rejected the charges protocol filed by the police, reports Belapan.

Viktar Ivashkevich and Valery Ukhnalyou, the deputy chairman of the Belarusian Party of Communists, were on Tuesday arrested by the riot police troops when they walked out of a Minsk cafe. The politicians were taken to a sobering station and charged with violating the public order.

Ukhnalyou was released after severasl hours, while Ivashkevich was charged with disseminating information about the European March, which police describe as "an unauthorized event".

He had to spend the night in a police sutody.

“One hand does not know what the other is doing. The head does not work at all," Viktar Ivashkevich commented on the today's court decision. He might stand another trila after police improve the charges protocol.