Belarusian Authorities Release Three Suspects Detained Over July 4 Blasts in Minsk

MINSK. July 14 (Interfax) - Three opposition activists who were arrested in relation to the July 4 blast in Minsk have been released by the Belarusian State Security Committee (KGB), deputy head of the Batkivshchina association of Belarusians of the World Nina Shidlovskaya told Interfax on Monday.

"Leader of the unregistered Party of Freedom Sergei Vysotsky, activist of the European Belarus campaign Pavel Kuryanovich and activist of the United Civil Party's youth wing Alexander Sergiyenko were released by the KGB," Shidlovskaya said.

Shidlovskaya also said that her spouse - Miroslav Lazovsky -- who was also detained in relation to the blast, remains in custody, as well as three other suspects detained in the case.

An explosion rocked downtown Minsk on July 4 at a concert staged to mark Belarus' Independence Day. The concert was attended by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Some 50 people were injured. The president was not among them.