Court doesn't know when to try Marholin
At about 5 p.m. on 7 August a police car stopped
near the house of the deputy head of the United Civil Party Leu Marholin. The
police presented him with summons to court for 10 a.m. on 8 August.
According to the decision taken by the Barysau District and City Court on 6 August, the trial of Marholin and the head of the Barysau district organization of the United Civil Party Mikhail Vasiliieu were postponed to 10 August. The activists are trued for an electoral picket under the slogan “For honest elections without Lukashenka”, by which they allegedly violated the electoral legislation.
Leu Marholin was not explained the reasons for the sudden change. Being law-obedient citizens, Marholin and Vasiliieu came to court at the specified time. As they learned, Judge Iryna Panasiuk knew nothing about the change either and hadn't issued any summons to them.
Nevertheless, a court sitting was held for 15 minutes. The trial was postponed to 3 p.m. on 8 August and the violation report against the activists was returned to the Barysau District Police Department for revising.
The head of the public security department Volkau and a representative of Barysau city election constituency #62, on the presence of which Marholin and Vasiliieu insisted, didn't come to the trial.
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