Another Trial of Picketers Scheduled on November 4
On October 29 near the building of OSCE mission there took place an unauthorized picket. The police detained Kanstantsin Khadyka and Siarhiei Pianykh after the last OSCE representative Alice Jasan left the mission on her car (Belarusian authorities refused to prolong her diplomatic accreditation). Kanstantsin Khadyka stated that by this action the authorities closed the last window to Europe.
Siarhiei Pianykh said: “At 12 a.m. on October 29 Kanstantsin Khadyka and me participated in the picket near the COG OSCE office, protesting against the blockade of COG OSCE mission by Belarusian authorities. The police detained us, took to Maskouski borough police board and composed reports about violation of the first part of Article No. 167 of the Code of Administrative Violations. Then they took us to the judge Antanovich. We solicited for advocatory service at the trial, so he postponed it to 11 a.m. on November 4.”
Information Department of PA HRC “Viasna”