Brest: trial on extremism

2011 2011-10-10T17:51:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 10 October the Brest District Court starts proceedings to recognize as extremist the book “Special Opinion, or Christian's Address”.

The criminal case was initiated by KGB chairman, general-lieutenant Vadzim Zaitsau, and was passed to the court by the Brest Region Procuracy.

The book's author, Alena Hnauk, published it at her own expense about six months ago, in a circulation of 200 copies. She sent copies of the book to all ministries, law-enforcement organs, the Supreme court, the General Procuracy and the Presidential Administration.

In this book she proposes an alternative way of development of the Belarusian society on the basis of reconciliation between the president and the Belarusian people by means of passing the power to a non-elected leader who would satisfy the both sides.