Siaehei Liashkevich criminal case to be observed at 10 AM on May 25.
Siaehei Liashkevich who was the chairman of Aliaksandr Milinkevich headquarters during the elections is accused of “Tuition of people for mass protests”, according to a newly accepted part 3 of article 293 of the Criminal Code of Belarus. According to the article Mr. Liashkevich may be sentenced to 6 months arrest or 3 years of imprisonment. The accusation is based on the “confession” of some Aliaksandr Burdzei who wrote that SIarhei had been preparing him for terrorist actions. That’s the first case of applying the article to the democratic activists.
Siarhei Liashkevich was detained on March 2 after the search in his apartment. His computer and archive notes were confiscated. On March 3 the “witness” Burdzei was sentenced to 2 year imprisonment for construction materials stealing. Siarhei Liashkevich is being kept in the investigative prison in Hrodna. His appellation for changing the conditions of his keeping was rejected.
The case was moved to Shchuchin prosecutor’s office and then got into local court. The sitting is to be held on May 25.
The United Democratic Forces headquarters considers the case to be political. The democratic leader Mr. Milinkevich is going to visit the sitting which is to start at 10 AM at Shchuchin local court.
The address of the court: Hrodna region, Shchuchin, Chyrvonaarmeiskaia str., Phone #: 01514-21-586