Criminal Case against Participants of European March
The peaceful mass action European March took place on 14 October 2007. HRC Viasna learned that on 28 December 2007 the investigations department of Pershamaiski district police department of Minsk brought a criminal case under part 2 of article 339 of the Criminal Code ‘hooligan action, performed by a group of individuals’, because two police cars were allegedly damaged by the action participants.
The criminal case was brought on the basis of a report, drawn by the policeman of Pershamaiski department A.Kurachka. Maksim Siarhiyets, Liliya Subach and Matvei Bialiai are the suspects in the case. The last one is under age. The sum of the harm allegedly done by them is 8 691 879 rubles (about 4 050 US dollars).
Bear in mind that these days the organizers of the action, Yauhen Afnahel, Zmitser Fedaruk, Viktar Ivashkevich, Anatol Liabedzka and Vintsuk Viachorka received the copies of the suit of the Horremautador, an enterprise of Minsk city executive committee. In the suit it is stated that cleaning of the streets after the action cost to Horremautador 2 135 974 rubles (about 1 000 US dollars), which is to be covered at the expense of the action organizers. The trial on this case will take place on 25 February at Savetski district court of Minsk.