Trial on Filip Kirdun’s case to continue at 9 a.m. on 16 November

2011 2011-11-15T17:46:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The trial of Filip Kirdun, charged with the use of obscene language towards police officers, continued today at the Frunzenski District Court of Minsk. Judge Liudmila Lapo agreed to question policemen Aliaksandr Birchanka and Siarhei Dounar, who had taken fingerprints from the defendant. They stated that he had called them “Lukashenka’s lackeys”, and police officer Sviatlana Kunitskaya, who is in charge of the procedure of dactylography in the Frunzenski District Police Department of Minsk, stated that Filip’s parents had paid a visit to the police department on 14 November and threatened to her.

Filip Kirdun, in his turn, addressed Aliaksandr Lukashenka with an open letter. There he emphasizes that the police had used groundless violence towards him and tried to give a political coloring to the case in order to mask their lawless actions.