May 4 in Minsk in court Partyzansky the trial against the former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, Ilya Vasilevich, Oleg Hnedchyk, Theodore and Vladimir Eremenko Mirzayanava witnesses were two other former presidential candidates Vitaly Rymashevski and Yaroslav Romanchuk.
The first witness on the process led in handcuffs and prison garb. New political prisoner Dmitry Novik, convicted to 3.5 years in prison medium security, testified in defense of the other participants in the events of December 19.
A severe sentence has not changed the views of Dmitry Novikov at those events. He still believes the last presidential election fraudulent, and peaceful protest. Shattered glass Government House calls a provocation:
"My conscience does not allow Dec. 19 sit on the stove."
In addition to his court were two other riders Areas that are under house arrest, and which will be judged on May 5: activist of the "Young Front" Anastasia Palazhanka and former candidate of the BCD Vitaly Rymashevski. They also spoke with one voice about the unfair elections, about the peaceful nature of the protest of people that are no riots on December 19 was not called for the conscience of judges and prosecutors.
Vitaly Rymashevski thus acknowledged that coordination headquarters of opposition candidates about the square was not, as there was no single scenario that in the evening of the 19th of October to the area decided to round up a human chain of the presidential administration building, in order to prevent provocations at this place. But the provocation occurred in the other.
Rymashevski actively defended Sannikov and four other defendants in partisan District Court. May 5 at the Frunze district of Minsk, he will be forced to defend himself:
"I believe that whatever political differences there are, now all in the same state, and each one must defend one another. It is only right and moral position today. "
But the differences of other former presidential candidates Andrei Sannikov andYaroslav Romanchuk today were not overcome, rather the opposite. All the time questioning Romanchuk Sannikov defiantly sat behind bars, her back to him. And when he had the opportunity to ask a question Romanchuk, Sannikov said only that he had no questions for the man who has done a lot to his wife Irina Khalip sat in jail.
Today, in contrast to his performance on BT December 20, Romanchuk was not accusing Sannikov and other opposition candidates for "inciting unrest" and said he was not aware of the fact that Sannikov could cook some disorders, as well as other candidates.
During the break, the process came to Romanchuk mother Irina Khalip Lucyna Belzatskaya:
"I told him," You should be ashamed. " And he said to me that saved people. From what he had saved them? I told him: "You have saved yourself. '"
However Yaroslav Romanchuk first time after he spoke negatively about the role of Irina Khalip in events of December 19, apologized to her mother. While the thought of his actions as a result of which remained at large, has not changed:
"It's just different views on what it was. The most important thing is that it was an attempt to save the lives of people, including those who are now on trial. I had thought to cover themselves. And I do not want that thought they understood and accepted it, but just to know that there is one thing that I have done or after December 20, not here today, can not be interpreted as treason, as the situation that will worsen the condition and Andrew and Irene, and all the people in criminal cases. "
Yaroslav Romanchuk today and met with the mother of one of the young voters who voted for him on Dec. 19, and now sits behind bars in court together with Sannikov — Fedor Mirzayanava. Theodore, an economics student BGEU as Jaroslav supports liberal model of economic development, says his mother Lyudmila Mirzayanava:
"He read books Yaroslav Romanchuk, his books are on the shelf in our house. So he cast his vote for Yaroslav Romanchuk. And when Fedor was arrested, my elder son came to his home. Portraits of this policy was plastered all balcony. And all the pictures looked into the street. "
In the courtroom, the accused student of economics Fedor Mirzayanav did not ask any question to his scientific idol Yaroslav Romanchuk, who was a witness at his trial.
Trial against Sannikov, Vasilevich, Hnedchyk, Mirzayanavym and Eremenko. First Day
Trial against Sannikov, Vasilevich, Hnedchyk, Mirzayanavym and Eremenko. Day Two
Trial against Sannikov, Vasilevich, Hnedchyk, Mirzayanavym, Eremenko. The third day
Trial against Sannikov, Vasilevich, Hnedchyk, Mirzayanavym and Eremenko. Day Four