Two more accused in ‘mass riot’ case
Dzmitry Miadzvedz participated in the protest rally on
19 December in Minsk
together with his son, Leanid. At first they weren’t in the center of events,
but when the clearing of the square by the special task forces started, the crowd
threw them on the police baffles, as a result of which they got in the sight of
the police and the cameramen of security services.
Dzmitry and Leanid served 10-day arrest terms in the Zhodzina jail for participation in the protest action. On 29 December Leanid was released from jail, but his father was left in custody as a suspect in the criminal case concerning the ‘mass riot’ on 19 December action. On 6 January Dzmitry Miadvedzeu was given charges under two parts of Article 293 – organization of mass riot and participation in it.
The same charges were given to Uladzimir Loban. Uladzimir served 10-day arrest term in the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street, but wasn’t released after it as KGB declared him a suspect in the criminal case.