Anatol Lyabedzka Appeals from Judgement
The leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Lyabedzka has appealed from a judgement of the Tsentralny district of Minsk on his administrative arrest. He told about that in a message received by the UCP press service from the remand prison in Akrestsin street, where the politician is serving the sentence. The chairman of the National committee of democratic forces emphasizes that the court had not taken steps for establishing the real picture of the events, and that the verdict was based on testimony of riot policemen solely. Anatol Lyabedzka expressed surprise that judge Alyaksei Bychko had not viewed the video filming of the rally and arrest make by policemen, which could show riot policemens false testimony.
I do not cherish illusions about the prosecutors office. Todays court and prosecutors office make a pair that trample upon the Constitution. I simply have enough free time, and a signature of the prosecutors office under a piece of evidence of total lawlessness is not superfluous, the UCP leader commented on his protest.
On July 17 the leader of the UCP Anatol Lyabedzka and oppositionist Anatol Askerka were sentenced to 10 days of arrest by the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk. The politicians were detaine don July 16 near the Russian Embassy in Minsk. On that day more than a hundred Belarusians gathered in front of the Embassy to demand bringing up the Belarusian issue at the G8 summit in St. Petersburg, and urge Russia stop supporting the Belarusian dictatorship.