Supreme Court turns down appeal against verdict to political prisoner Eduard Lobau
The Supreme Court of Belarus didn’t grant the appeal
against the verdict to the activist of the “Young Front” Eduard Lobau,
according to which he was sentenced to 4 years in high-security prison, as the
testimonies of the “victims” in the case were allegedly trustworthy.
Eduard Lobau and Zmitser Dashkevich were convicted on charges of malignant hooliganism. According to the investigation, they intentionally beat passers-by on Yanka Bryl Street in Minsk on 18 December 2011, the day before the presidential election. At the trial Lobau and Dashkevich stated that it was a provocation of the Belarusian security services with the aim to isolate them on the Election Day, 19 December.
Eduard Lobau is serving his term in the penal colony in Ivatsevichy. Zmitser Dashkevich is kept in a one-man cell in the prison in Hlybokaye.
Dashkevich’s fiancée Nasta Palazhanka states that appeals to all national court instances gave no results, that’s why communications to international court bodies are being prepared.