Communists vs. "Young Front": continuation of court proceedings

2012 2012-05-03T17:36:42+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 3 May the trial of the "Young Front" activists Mikhail Muski, Pavel Siarhei and Raman Vasiliieu, detained for throwing eggs at the monument to Lenin in Minsk, continued at the Maskouski District Court of Minsk.

The activists threw eggs at the monument during the communist demonstration on 7 November 2011. Some of its participants took offence at their actions and filed a lawsuit.

The first sitting took place on 13 April. The trial was postponed on request of Pavel Siarhei and the lawyer of the defendants.

On 3 May the trial was to have started at 9 a.m. but was postponed to 10 a.m. due to the failure of police officers to bring to  court Mikhail Muski and Raman Vasiliieu who are serving administrative arrest in the delinquents' isolation center in Akrestsin Street.

11.00 a.m. The video from the 7 November action, taken from "Nasha Niva" website, is viewed.

11.40 a.m. The interrogation of witnesses started. Testimony was given by Aleh Biahunou, an officer of the Maskouski District Police Department of Minsk.

11.55 a.m. A break was announced till 1 p.m.

2.00 p.m. Witness Mikalai Valovich didn't manage to prove to court the sum of the financial claim resulting from the smearing of his coat by smashed eggs. The judge proposed him to get the cost of the cleaning determined at the dry-cleaner's, after which the trial would be continued. The trial was postponed to 10 May.