Activist missing again in Minsk


His wife, father, friends and opposition leaders could not meet Pavel on his release. A guard told them that Pavel had been transported somewhere at 8 a.m.

Pavel was taken to Minsk Maskouski District Department of the Interior after his last release. It was done to prevent his relatives and friends from meeting him near the prison gate. That is why they have headed there today, Svaboda reports.

26-year-old activist of the youth wing of Tell the Truth, Zmena, Pavel Vinahradau was jailed for 4 years after the protest action in Minsk on the presidential election day (December 19) in 2010. He was pardoned by Alyaksandr Lukashenka later. Minsk Maskouski District Court jailed him for 15 days on October 9. It was Vinahradau’s 16th term of administrative detention.