Former presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu initiated a criminal case against offenders
concerning the beating of presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu
on the Election Day, 19 December 2010, will start at the Tsentralny
District Court of Minsk on 10 July.
On 19 December presidential candidate Niakliayeu was going along Kalektarnaya Street together with members of his election headquarters in order to take part in the peaceful protest rally in the center of Minsk.
The group was immediately attacked by unknown people in black uniform and masks. The presidential candidate lost consciousness after getting several blows in the head and was taken to the hospital by ambulance with a traumatic cranial injury of moderate severity. Soon afterwards he was taken to jail from there. Other citizens suffered from the attack as well.
Earlier Niakliayeu applied to varsious state institutions with the request to investigate the circumstances of the attack, but is appeals were rejected by all of them, including the prosecutor's office, informs nowhere else, including the prosecutor's office, informs zapraudu.info.
The member of the HRC "Viasna" Uladzimir Labkovich says that the consideration of Niakliayeu's complaint will hardly bring any sensational results: even if the case will be considered there is no hope for the punishment of the perpetrators.
"The things which happened to Niakliayeu and his procession on 19 December 2010 doubtlessly looked like and were an operation which could hardly be performed by anyone other than the security services. We do not expect any justice," said the human rights activist. "Niakliayeu's deeds in this case are mostly a civil action, aimed at raising the public interest to the problem."