The trial has been postponed until Monday.
On Friday, artist Ales Pushkin was released in Krupki. The trial was postponed until Monday, Radio Svaboda informs.
Pushkin was detained during a performance in defense of the Belarusian language on June 6. On the 220th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, he held a performance with several posters ("Belarus in NATO," "Russia - war!", "Stop Russian Aggression In Europe") near the local Euroopt store.
Half an hour later the policemen arrived and confiscated the posters, the NATO flag and detained the artist - dragged him by force into the car. Ales Pushkin spent exactly 24 hours at the station.
The artist has chosen the place of the protest not by chance - recently he had a conflict with the employees of this very shop on the linguistic grounds.
The Belarusian PEN-center has issued a statement demanding to stop persecution of Ales Pushkin.