Seven more persons charged in ‘rioting case’

2017 2017-04-05T17:40:37+0300 2017-04-06T11:39:54+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Seven more people arrested in the so-called ‘rioting case’ have faced formal charges under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. They are currently held in the KGB prison in Minsk.

The charges of ‘preparing mass riots’ were brought against Viktar Danilau, Andrei Dundukou, Andrei Komlik-Yamatsin, Mikalai Mikhalkou and his son Yan Mikhalkou, Dzmitry Novik and Tsimur Pashkevich. All of them, except for Mikalai Mikhalkou, head of a Babrujsk-based club called Patriot, were detained on March 21.

It is also reported that one of the persons previously detained in the case, Yury Huryn, was released without charges on March 31.

Thus, the list of defendants in the case now consists of 21 people. 17 of them have reportedly faced charges.

Earlier, 10 persons were accused of preparing riots during the Freedom Day demonstration on March 25. Charges were brought against Aliaksei Abramau, Andrei Bialiauski, Zmitser Dashkevich, Ivan Kavalchuk, Miraslau Lazouski, Yauhen Paltarzhytski, Siarhei Palcheuski, Uladzimir Rumiantsau, Siarhei Strybulski, and Aliaksandr Yaudakha.