As the Charter’97 press-centre has been informed, political prisoner Andrei Kim has been released from Babrujsk colony today. Like Alyaksandr Kazulin and Syarhei Parsyukevich, Kim was released by A. Lukashenka’s decree.
At the moment Andrei Kim is on his way from Babrujsk to Minsk.
The Tsentralny district court of Minsk (judge Alena Illina) sentenced the youth leader Andrei Kim to 1.5 years of imprisonment. The court found the youth leader guilty of participating in an unauthorised protest action of entrepreneurs and in attack on traffic police officer Yury Sychou. However, guilt of Andrei Kim wasn’t proved in the court. The video materials of the KGB, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Belarusian TV showed Sychou had been hit by another policeman. Andrei Kim didn’t stay near the police.