More accused and suspects in criminal case concerning 19 December ‘mass riot’

2011 2011-02-03T18:29:21+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Fiodar Mirzayanau, a third year student of Belarusian State Economic University, has become the 38th accused in the mass riot criminal case. He was presented charges on 1 February. 


Fiodar was summoned to the KGB office for an interrogation as a witness in the framework of the mass riot case for 26 January, but KGB officers arrived to his house on 25 January and guarded him to the investigation administration at Sapiorau Street in Minsk for an interrogation. Fiodar was detained for 3 days as a suspect in the crime upon the interrogation results. He spent 3 days in the pre-trial detention center in Akrestsin Street. 

Before this, Mirzayanau had served 15 days of administrative detention in Zhodzina for participation in the protest action in Minsk. The youngster is not a member of any party or democratic youth organization.

On 2 February a Minsk resident Dzianis Shydlouski was detained for 3 days as a suspect in the criminal case under Article 293, parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code.

According to preliminary information, the suspicions of the security services are grounded on analysis of the video materials of the dispersal of the protest action in Nezalezhnastsi Street. Before this Dzianis Shydlouski had served a 10-day arrest as well.