Trial of assailants on Babruisk KGB office has started

2011 2011-05-05T17:25:40+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Yauhen Vaskovich

Yauhen Vaskovich

The trial of Artsiom Prakapenka, Pavel Syramalotau and Yauhen Vaskovich who are charged with arson of the Babruisk KGB department started at 10.30 a.m. on 5 March. They are charged under Article 339, part 2 of the Criminal Code, “malignant hooliganism”, which envisages 7-12 years of imprisonment.

Yauhen Vaskovich, a journalist with the Babruiski Kur'yer, was detained on 17 January in Mahiliou.

We should remind that the arson took place in the night of 16-17 October 2010 in Babruisk. At first the police detained an activist of the anarchist movement Siarhei Sliusar and searched his apartment. However, later he was released because the investigation failed to establish his relation to the assault.