Trial of Human Rights Center “Viasna” Postponed to 22 October
At 10 a.m. on 21 October the liquidation trial of Human Rights Center “Viasna”, initiated by the Ministry of Justice of Belarus, was to have started. At about 10 a.m. when the registration of the present persons was going on at the Supreme Court, there appeared the police. The policemen said they received the information that the building had been mined and proposed the present people to leave the court and stay away from it on the safe distance. The adjoining territory was ringed with plastic band.
In about 10-15 minutes Head of the court security came to the human rights activists, journalists, representatives of Embassies and other people who were standing outside and said that the trial was postponed to 10 a.m. on October 22. Judge Kulik confirmed this words, saying that the trial was postponed for “technical reasons”.