Prosecutor’s Office Refuses to Bring Criminal Case against Police Violence towards Anatol Liabedzka and TV Correspondents on 19 October
According to RFE/RL
Minsk Leninski Borough Prosecutor’s Office refused to bring a criminal case against the police concerning the beating of the leader of the United Civil Party Antol Liabedzka and the journalists of the Russian TV channels NTV and Ren-TV at the peaceful protest demonstration of 19 October 2004. The prosecutor’s office “didn’t find the corpus delicti in the actions of the police” who dispersed the action of protest against the falsification of the election and the referendum. Representatives of the United Civil Party say that it doesn’t mean that a criminal case against those who beat Liabedzka and the journalists won’t be brought when the power changes.