Updated at 14:03,27-06-2022

The trial of opposition leaders is postponed to March 29


In Orsha the trial of the chairman of "A Just World" Party Sergei Kalyakin, UCP leader Anatol Lyabedzka and former political prisoner, the coordinator of "European Belarus" Alyaksandr Atroshchankau wll be held.

Politicians are accused on Article .17.1 of Administrative Code (petty hooliganism), for which a fine ranging from 2 to 30 basic units or administrative arrest are specified. Most of the night they spent in the detention center of Orsha. We remind, tonight Kalyakin, Lyabedzka and Atroshchankau were removed from the train Minsk-Moscow in Orsha. All three on March 28 should fly from Moscow to Brussels for a meeting at the European Commission.

If detainees are sentenced for "a night", Anatol Lyabedzka won't be able to attend the Congress of the United Civil Party, which will be held on March 31.

10.55. As UDF.BY has learnt, co-chairman of the BCD Vital Rymasheuski was traveling by the same train, but he was not arrested. Now Rymashevsky is already in Moscow and is planning to fly to Brussels.

11.00. Kalyakin, Lebedko and Atroshchankau will be judged by the judge Tatiana Serafimovich, the website ucpb.org informs.

11.20. The detainees haven't been brought yet. The court session will be held in room number 13, Radio Liberty informs with reference to father of Atroshchankau. Office is small and those willing to get to a meeting is about a dozen. Therefore, they are hoping the process will be held in a courtroom.

12.00. The court has not begun, the detainees are not brought. At the courthouse there were about a dozen people who came to support the opposition.

12.30. In the detention center of Orsha Atroshchankau father was told the detainees had not yet taken to the court, Radio Liberty informs.

13.00. According to unofficial information, the trial will start at 16.00, UCP activist Artem Agafonov informed in Facebook. However, activists and human rights defenders who are in the building of Orsha Court don't rule out that this information has planted to hold the trial when they disperse. Therefore, at the court building the duty is organized.

15.15. "Foul-mouthed are not brought. Judge on the case is not assigned, not recorded in the log. Looks like she is just on duty. Says, if they bring, she will judge. She says, she doesn't know the time of bringing", Artem Agafonov quotes the head of UCP Vitebsk regional organization Gennady Ananiev.

16.25. The detainees haven't been brought to the court yet. Despite the information the hearing will begin at 16 o'clock, the meeting doesn't begin.

16.30. The court is postponed until March 29. This was reported by the father of Alexander Atroshchankau in the police department by transport, Radio Liberty informs.