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‘Trial of 14’ to start 16 April

2008 2008-04-04T17:47:41+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

16 April at 10 a.m. the Tsentralny district court of Minsk (Kirau Street 21) will try the ‘criminal case of 14’. was informed about it by Andrei Kim’s lawyer Tamara Sidarenka. 

A.Barazenka, A.Bondar, A.Charnyshou, M.Dashuk, A.Dubski, A.Kim, A.Koipish, M.Kryvau, M.Pashkevich, U.Siarheyeu, A.Straltsou, M.Subach, T.Tsishkevich and P.Vinahradau are accused in the criminal case brought for ‘mass riot’ at the unauthorized protest action of entrepreneurs held 10 January in Minsk. 

They are accused under article 342 of the Criminal Code, ‘organization and preparation of the actions which rudely violate the public order, or active participation in such actions’. The maximal punishment is three years of jail.

Andrei Kim will be tried simultaneously on two charges – article 342 and article 364, ‘violence or threat of violence towards a policeman on duty’. The ‘threat of violence’ allegedly took place during another action of entrepreneurs, on 21 January. The first court sitting on one of the two criminal cases against Kim was held 1 April. The two cases were merged into one. Kim faces six years of jail.

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