Trials for 19 December protest action: sentences to Drozd, Khamichenka, Kirkevich, Pratasenia and Vinahradau announced

2011 2011-05-05T17:32:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The trials of Dzmitry Drozd, Uladzimir Khamichenka, Ales Kirkevich, Aliaksei Pratasenia and Pavel Vinahradau are coming to an end. On 4 May prosecutor Barouski demanded 4 years of imprisonment for Kirkevich and Vinahradau, 3.5 years – for Drozd and 3 years for Khamichenka and Pratasenia.

The counsels of Kirkevich and Vinahradau took the floor. After listening to the last pleas of all defendants, the judge announced a break till 5 p.m.

The Young Front member Ales Kirkevich and the activist of the Speak Truth! civil campaign Pavel Vinahradau were sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment. The member of Andrei Sannikau’s electoral team Dzmitry Drozd and the non-partisans Uladzimir Khamichenka and Andrei Pratasenia were sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment.

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