MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – Roman Protasevich has told reporters that he had been pardoned, BelTA has learned.
Roman Protasevich said: “I've just signed the paperwork saying that I have been pardoned. This is certainly simply great news.”
BelTA reported earlier that on 3 May the Minsk Oblast Court sentenced Roman Protasevich to eight years in a prison colony. He was found guilty of making public appeals for seizing power, committing acts of terrorism, giving offence to the president, spreading knowingly fraudulent information about Belarus, and other crimes.