Consideration of appeal of invalid Marozau postponed to 12 January

2012 2012-01-06T17:37:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/marozauzbiccio06.07.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Minsk resident Uladzimir Marozau choked to unconscious by people in mufti on July 6 outside the National Library

Minsk resident Uladzimir Marozau choked to unconscious by people in mufti on July 6 outside the National Library

The consideration of Uladzimir Marozau’s appeal against the refusal to instigate a criminal case concerning an unlawful assault of police officers on him, was postponed to 12 January due to the failure of the procuracy to timely pass the case materials to the Pershamaiski District Court. The trial will start at 9.45 a.m. on 12 January.

Bear in mind that on 6 July 2011 the invalid was sitting on a bench near the National Library. An action of protest was taking place there at the time. A man in plain clothes approached him and told him to go away. The man didn’t introduce himself and didn’t show his policeman’s ID, that’s why the pensioner said that he wasn’t taking part in any actions and continued sitting on the bench.

After this, several policemen threw him on the ground and started smothering. On 11 November the Pershamaiski District Procuracy of Minsk refused to instigate a criminal case on the fact because of “absence of corpus delicti” in actions of the policemen.

Uladzimir Marozau suffers from heart illnesses and diabetes. It is difficult for him to move. He wrote about it in his appeal to the Minsk prosecutor.

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