Trial over Dashkevich: Day Two

2006 2006-10-31T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Today, on October 31, at 10 a.m. the second day of trial over Zmitser Dashkevich began. Young people again gathered near the court building in order to support Dashkevich.

Defense lawyer Alexander Haliyeu told “Viasna” that the judge announced a break until 2 p.m. Witnesses are expected to be examined after 2 p.m. Young Front members are summoned to come to court at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, Nasha Niva reports, first detentions of activists were carried out. Some people in plain clothes stood at the nearest bus stop from the very morning. When some of the activists came to the bus stop, the strangers grabbed them, put them into a Jeep and drove away. They also tried to detain 4 Young Front members from Salihorsk, Shyla brothers among them. However, young people managed to escape. Later they called their friends and said they were alright.

Some people asked the security guards to let them inside the court building to get warm. The police let them enter but locked them in. One of them is a witness at the trial. Probably, they’ll keep him inside until the trial begins.

Zmitser Dashkevich, youth activist, is charged with activity on behalf of unregistered organization (Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code).

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