Mikola Statkevich to stay under supervision

He will stay under the police supervision, Mikola Statkevich told Euroradio.

“I will be supervised. This is written in the notice. The other guys (the released political prisoners) will not be supervised. I do not know what it means. I must visit the police office and register there within three days,” Mikola Statkevich said.

Statkevich will either have to come to the police as soon as he is told to, or he will need to stay at home in certain periods of time (for instance, from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m.). The ex-political prisoner will have to report his whereabouts to the police in both cases and will need a special permit to go abroad.

Preventive supervision may be imposed only after a trial. “I do not know anything about it. They will probably say that the trial was held on August 21 if they need,” Statkevich said.

Mikola Statkevich was pardoned by the President together with the other five political prisoners on August 22. He spent 4.8 years in prison.