Verdict to Aksana Novikava to Be Pronounced on 4 April
On 17 October 2002 29-years-old Aksana Novikava, mother of 2-year-old child, was detained in the underground pedestrian crossing of "Kastrychnitskaya" tube station while handing out to passers-by the self-made fly-sheets, where she accused President Aliaksandr Lukashenka of a number of crimes "… complicity in non-Constitutional seizure or retainer of the State power, i.e. the crime, considered by part 2 of Article No. 357 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus; complicity in murder of 2 and more persons, accompanied with abduction of a person, i.e. the crime, considered by points 1 and 2 of part 2 of Article No. 139 of the Criminal Code; complicity in smuggling with a group of persons, with usage of official powers, i.e. the crime, considered by part 3 of Article No. 228 of the Criminal Code; complicity in evasion from payment of custom duties by a group of persons, i.e. the crime, considered by part 2 of Article No. 231 of the Criminal Code; complicity in legalization of the material values, acquired in a criminal way, i.e. the crime, considered by Article No. 235 of the Criminal Code" (quotation from the "Ruling about transfer of the criminal case to Prosecutor for its submission to court", signed by M.A. Padziarey, investigator of Minsk Tsentralny Borough Prosecutor's Office.
The verdict on the criminal case against Aksana Novikava, accused of libeling President Lukashenka (part 2 of Article No. 367 of the Criminal Code) will be pronounced at 9.40 a.m. at Minsk Tsentralny Borough Court.