Today members of the “Young Front” will meet their Zmitser Dashkevich and Artur Finkevich, who are to be released after a 10-days arrest for unsanctioned picket in front of the Polish Embassy in Minsk on August 5. The picket was held under the motto of Polish-Belarusian solidarity.
Political prisoners are traditionally met near the gate of the special detention center not only by fellow party members. There were occasions when policemen transported prisoners from the detention center to a police department two hours before the end of the term, in order to spoil the celebratory meeting. Once members of the Young Front ordered an orchestra to the Akrestsyn Street. Their friends were met under white-red-white flags, Radio Svaboda reminds.
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