People implicated in the criminal case initiated for mass actions of protest in Minsk in October 2004 start to be interrogated.
On 22 March Mikalai Statkievich was summonsed to the Investigative Committee of the Main Board of Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee, where he was told that he had been found suspected in the criminal case initiated for mass actions of protest staged against the referendum results. M.Statkievich had to provide a written undertaking not to leave the city.
We'd like to remind you that the criminal case was initiated after the actions of protest against the falsified parliamentary elections and the referendum in October 2004. The case was initiated by terms of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code – "organization of group actions that disrupt public order, or active involvement in such actions". This article provides for a fine or arrest for up to 6 months, or restricted freedom for up to 3 years, or imprisonment for up to 3 years.
According to the Code of Criminal Procedures, this article provides for restrictive measures, including custody.
On 23 March Paval Sieviaryniets received a subpoena. He informed the HRC Viasna about that. Paval Sieviaryniets believes that he will also be found suspected in this criminal case.