“Three Poems by Politician Niakliayeu” (video)
A new film in a
series "The Chronicle of Judgment Time" has appeared on the Internet.
The video tells the story of the repressed leader of the campaign "Tell
the Truth", poet Uladzimir Niakliayeu.
The film is called "Three Poems by Politician Niakliayeu" and covers the period from the beginning of the presidential campaign of 2010 and up to the present day.
In 2010, Uladzimir Niakliayeu launched a civil campaign "Tell the Truth", which was later denied registration by the authorities. Uladzimir Niakliayeu was one of the leaders of the presidential campaign of 2010.
On December 19, 2010, Uladzimir Niakliayeu was beaten to unconsciousness in the center of Minsk on his way to Nezalezhnastsi Square. He was then taken to hospital with a brain injury. A few hours later the presidential candidate was abducted by security forces. The kidnapping was brutal: being unable to walk after the injury, Uladzimir Niakliayeu was pulled downstairs on a blanket. The politician was later found in the KGB pre-trial prison, facing charges of "rioting." Between the beating of December 19, 2010 and the transfer to house arrest on January 29, 2011, Uladzimir Niakliayeu suffered four hypertensive crises; meanwhile, he had no opportunities to meet with a lawyer.
On March 30, 2011 the indictment was changed to Art. 342 Par. 1 of the Criminal Code (“organization of activities that breach public order, or participation in them”).
On May 20, 2011 Frunzenski District Court of Minsk sentenced Uladzimir Niakliayeu to 2 years of suspended imprisonment.