Former political prisoner, co-Chair of “Young Front” Eduard Lobau, who has been under preventive supervision of the police since his release from jail, was punished for its violation.
According to the activist, he was half an hour late home: “I needed to be at home at 10 p.m., but came there only at 10.30 p.m. They came to check my location, and I was absent from home. They registered my being late. When I came to the police to register, I was taken to court and sentenced to a fine of 1,080,000 roubles.
This was the first violation, and I got quite a mild punishment. The second violation may result in an administrative arrest,” says Eduard Lobau.
In 2011 the “Young Front” activist was sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment. They were accused of “hooliganism” together with a fellow activist, Dzmitry Dashkevich. The latter was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment, but then got one more year. Human rights activists believe that the criminal case was fabricated as a result of a provocation on the part of the Belarusian security services.