Criminal persecution of participants of 19 December protest action: the trial of Daronin, Fedarkevich, Kazlou, Loban, Matsukevich and Sakret has started

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The trial of Dzmitry Daronin, Aleh Fedarkevich, Siarhei Kazlou, Uladzimir Loban, Vital Matsukevich and Yauhen Sakret started at the Maskouski District Court of Minsk on 5 May. The defendants are accused of participation in mass disorders. Alena Shylko is the judge.

At first, all defendants were interrogated. Daronin pleaded innocent, the rest partially admitted their guilt, but stated that there hadn’t been any disorders and that it had been a peaceful action.

12.36 a.m. The prosecuting official read out the accusation of armed resistance and the damage done to the House of the Government and policemen. The judge mentioned 29 victims. Only three of them are in the court hall.

3.50 a.m. The continuation of the trial was appointed on 6 May.