Minsk: trials over yesterday’s detainees postponed to 5 August
Yesterday, on 27 July, the Minsk police detained Katsiaryna Davydzik, Mikalai Dzemidzenka, Andrei Kim and Viachaslau Siwchyk for participation in the street action in the Yakub Kolas Square dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Belarus.
The detainees were kept at the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street in Minsk overnight. On 28 July they were guarded to the Savetski District Court of Minsk to be tried for ‘disorderly conduct manifested in the use of obscene language’ (Article 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences). However, the police witnesses didn’t appear at the court, as a result of which the trials were postponed to 5 August afternoon.