Criminal case on mass riot: 42 accused and 12 suspects (updated on 4 February)

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Human rights defenders monitor the criminal cases that were instigated in connection with the action of protest connected with the presidential election. As of 4 February, the Human Rights Center <strong>Viasna </strong> knows the surnames of 42 accused in the criminal case on mass riot (33 of them are kept in custody, 2 persons are under house arrest and 7 more have been released on recognizance not to leave. 12 more are suspects in the case – 1 of them is in custody, 9 have undertaken not to leave the country an

The information on the criminal case will be regularly updated.

Here are the lists of the accused and suspects:

Accused in the criminal case upon Article 293, parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, ‘mass riot’.

1. Aliaksandr Arastovich – M.Statkevich’s electioneering agent (in custody)
2. Aliaksandr Atroshchankau – press-secretary of the electoral team of Andrei Sannikau (in custody)

3. Dzmitry Bandarenka – a coordinator of the civil campaign European Belarus (in custody)
4. Artyom Breus – a citizen of the Russian Federation, was released from jail on 29 December together with other Russian citizens, was detained in half an hour within the framework of the criminal case (is kept in custody) – charges were given to him on 5 January

5. Dzmitry Bulanau -- served 10 day of arrest, on 12 January etained as suspect in mas riot case, in custody

6. Dzmitry Drozd - an activist of the electoral team of Andrei Sannikau. Served 10-day arrest for participation in the protest action. On 1 February arrested for 3 days as a suspect in the criminal case under Article 293, part 2 (participation in mass riot). Is kept in the prison facility in Akrestsin Street
7. Andrei Dzmitryieu – the head of the electoral headquarters of Uladzimir Niakliayeu (released on a written undertaking not to leave)
8. Andrei Fedarkevich – the verdict for 10-day administrative arrest was abolished and he was made an accused in the case (in custody)
9. Aliaksandr Fiaduta – political analyst, a coordinator of the electoral team of Uladzimir Niakliayeu (in custody)
10. Ivan Gaponov – a citizen of the Russian Federation, released from jail together with other Russian citizens on 29 December and re-detained the same day (is kept in custody). Charges were given to him on 5 January.

11. Artsiom Hrybko - -served 10 days for participation in the 19 December protest, on 12 January detained as an accused in the mass riot case, currently in custody in Minsk pre-trial prison at Valadarski Street.

12. Siarhei Kazakou – activist of the European Belarus movement, on 27 January detained as a suspect in the mass riot criminal case, currently in custody

13. Iryna Khalip – journalist, wife of Andrei Sannikau, previously in custody, since 29 January under house arrest
14. Uladzimir Khamichenka – served 15-day arrest, was given charges (according to information of the Main Police Department of the Minsk City Executive Committee). In custody.

15. Ales Kirkevich – Hrodna activist of the Young Front movement, served 10 days for participation in the 24 December solidarity rally, on 28 January detained as a suspect in the mass riot criminal case, currently in custody in KGB pre-trial prison
16. Aliaksandr Klaskouski – former policeman (in custody)
17. Uladzimir Kobets – the head of the electoral team of Andrei Sannikau, on 26 January released on recognizance not to leave
18. Aleh Korban – one of the leaders of the youth organization of the United Civil Party Young Democrats, released on recognizance not to leave

19. Aliaksandr Kviatkevich -- served 12 days for participation in 19 December rally, detained on 4 January as suspectin 19 December mass riot case, offically charged, currently in custody
20. Anatol Liabedzka – Chairperson of the United Civil Party (in custody)

21. Mikita Likhavid – an activist of the For Freedom movement, the verdict for 15-day administrative arrest was abolished and he was made an accused in the case (in custody)

22. Uladzimir Loban – served 10-day arrest, offically charged in mass riot case (in custody)
23. Aliaksandr Malchanau -- detained on 6 January in Barysau. In custody.

24. Siarhei Martsaleu – the head of the electoral team of Mikalai Statkevich (in custody)

25. Dzmitry Miadzvedz – served 10-day arrest, detained in mass riot criminal case, offically charged under Par.1 and 2 Art. 293 (in custody)
26. Aliaksei Mikhalevich – presidential candidate (in custody)
27. Fiodar Mirzayanau - served 15-day arrest for participation n the protest action. 25 January was guarded for an interrogation, after which was detained for 3 days as a suspect in the criminal case. On 1 February was given charges (in custody)
28. Uladzimir Niakliayeu – presidential candidate, previously in custody, since 29 January under house arrest.

29. Dzmitry Novik – detained in the evening of 23 December in Baranavichy. A search was conducted at his home. Received charges under Article 293, part 2 of the Criminal Code – participation in mass riot (in custody)
30. Nasta Palazhanka – Deputy Chairperson of the Young Front (in custody)

31. Vasil Parfiankou -- activist of Uladzimir Niakliayeu's campaign team, detained on 5 January as suspect in 19 December mass riot case, currently in custody
32. Anatol Paulau – eletioneering agent of Yaraslau Ramanchuk, released on recognizance not to leave
33. Andrei Pazniak - was fined about $350, after the New Year vacations it was informed that he had been placed to the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street and presented charges under Artile 293 of the Criminal Code (in custody)
34. Natallia Radzina – journalist, editor of the website charter97.org, previously in custody, on 28 January released on recognizance not to leave
35. Vital Rymasheuski – presidential candidate (released on a written undertaking not to leave)
36. Andrei Sannikau – presidential candidate (in custody)
37. Pavel Seviarynets – electioneering agent of Vital Rymasheuski (in custody)

38. Mikalai Statkevich – presidential candidate (in custody)

39.Illya Vasilevich -- served 10 days, on 12 January detained for 3 days as a suspect in mass riot criminal case, currently in custody

40. Siarhei Vazniak – electioneering agent of Uladzimir Niakliayeu, on 29 January relased on recognizance not to leave
41. Pavel Vinahradau - an activist of the civil campaign Speak Truth, received charges under Article 293, part 1 & 2 on 11 January, currently in custody

42. Uladzimir Yaromenak -- activist of the Young Front movement, served 15 days of arrest for participation in the 20 December solidarity rally, previously in custody for 7 days after a KGB interrogation as a witness in the mass riot criminal case, on 28 January detained as a suspect in the case, currently in custody at KGB pre-trial prison

 


Suspects in the criminal case upon Article 293, parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, ‘mass riot’

1. Dzimitry Apishau - served 11-day arrest On 31 December was declared a suspect. On 6 January his apartment was searched. Currently under a written undertaking not to leave.
2. Anton Davydzenka – detained as a suspect in the criminal case after serving 10-day arrest, previously in custody for 2 days, on 31 December released on recognizance not to leave

3. Aleh Hnedchyk – in custody between 6 and 9 January, interrogated as a suspect in the criminal case (gave a written undertaking not to leave)
4. Usevalad Kavalenka – a possible suspect in the criminal case, served 15-day arrest (gave a written undertaking not to leave)

5. Ryhor Kastusiou – presidential candidate (gave a written undertaking not to leave)

6. Siarhei Kliuyeu – informed about his status as a suspect on 3 January, after serving 15-day arrest (gave a written undertaking not to leave)
7. Mikita Krasnou – his status as a suspect in the case was mentioned in the search warrant presented by KGB officers on 27 December (currently abroad)

8. Andrei Mikalayeu - detained in the evening of 11 January after a search in his house, put to the detention center in Akrestsin Street. On 14 January released under a written undertaking not to leave.
9. Leanid Navitski – an electioneering candidate of Andrei Sannikau (currently abroad)
10. Dzianis Shydlouski - served 10-day arrest for participation in the protest action. On 2 February was detaimed for 3 days as a suspect in the criminal case (in custody)
11. Dzmitry Us – presidential candidate (gave a written undertaking not to leave)

12. Aliaksandr Vasileuski -- served 15 days, on 12 January detained at home as a suspect in the mass riot criminal case, released on 14 January.

 
Article 293, ‘mass riot’


1. The organization of the mass riot which was accompanied with violence against people, demolition, arsons, defilement of property and armed resistance to representatives of the authority, -

is punished by 5-15 years of imprisonment.

2. Participation in mass riot which manifested in the direct implementation of the actions that were mentioned in part 1 of the article, - is punished by 3-8 years of imprisonment.


Criminal case upon Article 339, part 3 of the Criminal Code, ‘hooliganism’

1. Dzmitry Dashkevich – Chairperson of the Young Front
2. Eduard Lobau – activist of the Young Front

Both of them were detained on 18 December and are in the status of accused since 6 January.

Article 339, ‘hooliganism’

1. Deliberate actions that grossly violate the public order and demonstrate an evident disrespect to the society, which are accompanied with the use of violence or the threat of its use or destruction or waste of property of other people, or are defined by an exceptional cynicysm (hooliganism), -

2. Hooliganism, committed repeatedly or by a group of persons or connected with resistance to a person that stops the hooligan actions, or accompanied with the infliction of a less hard bodily injuries (malignant hooliganism)

3. The actions that are provided by parts 1 and 2 of the article, committed with the use of weapons and other items that are used as a weapon for infliction of bodily injuries, with the use of eplosives or explosive devices or are committed with the threat of their use, in the absence of the traits of a harder crime (especially malignant hooliganism) are punished with 3-10 years of imprisonment.

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