Press-conference of Suspects in Criminal Case
On 7 March the opposition activists, suspected and accused on the criminal case on entrepreneurs’ action 10 January, held a press conference in the main office of the United Civil Party. Many riot policemen were watching outside the building where the UCP head-office is situated.
There are 14 accused in the case, initiated by the militia. Two of them, Aliaksei Bondar and Ales Straltsou, haven’t yet visited an investigator for filing a charge.
The riot policemen were waiting for the opposition activists to leave the UCP office. Aliaksei Bondar and Ales Straltsou phoned to the investigation committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, conducting the case, and promised to come for questioning.
A number of statements were made on the press conference. The politicians think using of road police against participants of the action on 10 January was a special provocation of the authorities.
‘All accused people served the administrative arrests. That is why we think such actions are hostage taking for bargaining with the European Union,’ the Young Front member Uladzimir Siarheyeu said commenting on the criminal case.