BCD activist Yury Kazak faces criminal charges
On 7 December in Navahradak the activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Yury Kazak was given official charges under Article 339, part 1 of the Criminal Code – hooliganism. The reason for it was his detention on 7 November, the day of October Revolution, when somebody smeared the local monument to Lenin with green paint.
Kazak’s lawyer Pavel Sapelka thinks the trial can take place in January 2010. The accusation article envisages such penalties as fine, personal restraint or up to three years of imprisonment.