Uladzimir Labkovich’s trial adjourned
The Court of Minsk’s Savetski district considered today the administrative charges brought against human rights defender Uladzimir Labkovich for alleged illegal picketing on August 5. However, the Judge ruled to adjourn the trial to September 30, after the key witness for the prosecution, policeman Smaliak, failed to appear in the courtroom.
Uladzimir Labkovich says the policeman should be prosecuted for contempt of court.
The repeated consideration of the case was ordered after Minsk City Court reversed the penalty imposed on the human rights defender by the District Court.