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Piatro Avidovich Is Charged with Pre-term Agitation for Aliaksandr Milinkevich and Punished for Violation of Electoral Legislation

2006 2006-02-03T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Two weeks ago, before the visit of the pretender to the presidential position Aliaksandr Milinkevich to Ashmiany, Piatro Avidovich distributed there fly-sheets and the self-produced bulletin Chas Adzinaha. The bulletin and the flyers contained information about the upcoming visit of Aliaksandr Milinkevich to Ashmiany. Nobody detained him when he handed out the production. However, the following day he was summonsed to Ashmiany District Procurator’s Office. There a report for distribution of the bulletin and flyers was composed and the case was passed to court.

Judge Kazakevich considered the flyers were printed by Iavidovich illegally and the bulletin contained a quotation from the interview of Aliaksandr Milinkevich, which was considered as pre-term agitation.

Before the beginning of the trial Piatro Iavidovich declared impeachment to the judge Vital Kazakevich. He said that in 2001, when an administrative case against him was considered by the same judge, the court ignored the fact that documents with forged signature of Iavidovich were attached to the case. The impeachment was reversed by the court. The judge also ignored another petition: to admit to the trial the representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Eduard Balanchuk as a public defender. Last Monday the judge didn’t satisfy the solicitation to admit to the trial the human rights activist from Smarhon, lawyer Ales Dzerhachou in the capacity of the representative of Kazakevich’s interests. What is even more interesting – he satisfied this petition in the morning, but changed his mind after the dinner break.

Piatro Iavidovich considers the sentence lawless and is going to complain against it to regional court.

-- This case has been faked-up in order to insult my honor and dignity and intimidate public activists, said the public activist.

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