May 4 court Partyzansky Minsk continued consideration of the criminal case against peaceful protests December 19, 2010 Andrei Sannikov, Ilya Vasilevich, Oleg Hnedchyk, Theodore and Vladimir Mirzayanava Eremenko.
Courts for Square
17:50 Adjourned until 10.00 on May 5.
17:30 The Prosecutor continues to read volumes of the case. Already read the 4 th and 5 th. Goes to the 6th.
16:07 Among other materials on the court considers the characteristics of the accused from the jail.
16:04 The judge said that all DVD-drives with photos and videos will be investigated by the court later, when the hall will set the big screen.
16:02 The prosecutor read out the documents: the inspection of the items, searches, study video.
15:50 Examination of witnesses for today is over. The court decided to change the procedure for the consideration of the case and began to study the written material.
The judge made the remark the girl in a black dress for a shot during the process, she said, making a cell phone coverage in Twitter. The judge does not object.
15:20 If the defendant was given the opportunity to ask the witness a question Sannikov, not turning to face Romanchuk, said: "The issue of a witness who was actively involved in the fact that my wife was in prison, I do not."
15:00 The next witness — former presidential candidate Yaroslav Romanchuk.
Sannikov during interrogation Romanchuk turned away from him. Defiantly.
He says that the coordination with the other candidates he was not doing his party campaign.
Sannikov suggests removing "under him" in late October— it was a friendly conversation. The same proposal was from Neklyaeva, said Romanchuk.
"I called the people on the Square, the presidential campaign in the country — it's a holiday, so I called for voters to gather in the square. Similar calls have been made and the other candidates. "
Prosecutor: Where to go through this dialogue?
Romanchuk: In such cases usually are not referring to the area, and the site kind of the Constitutional Council, which would consider all ideas in society. Opposition candidates have not discussed the specific location.
14:02— 14:50 The next witness — the deputy head of the "Young Front" Anastasia Palazhanka. She blamed for the area. Giving evidence in Belarusian.
He says that the agenda of this process as it sent a "defendant."
Palazhanka talks about the incident with the beating of glass. According to her, began to smash windows 1-2 people, they are unknown to her, on their actions the police did not respond, and did not arrest them, "They came and struck and moved." "It lasted a long time. It is strange that the former are not pushed at once, and allowed to gather on the steps of the building. "
Palazhanka talks about the atmosphere: "They were a peaceful people, and they felt a holiday. Indeed, it was a celebration of hope that the next day will be different. "
"It is foolish to call all this crowd. Very unfortunate that innocent people sit on these big time— it's very scary … No one believes in the riots, as well as in the interest Lukashenko. "
14:00 The process is restored.
12:40 Court adjourned until 14.00.
In the Court was a former presidential candidate Yaroslav Romanchuk. He will testify in court after the break. Relatives Sannikov met Romanchuk not too favorably.
Romanchuk apologized Belzatskoy.
Also after the break to answer questions of the court deputy head of the "Young Front" Anastasia Palazhanka.
12:25 Rymashevski told the court: "If it were not for the events on December 19, the last presidential election would have been recognized Europe after the fact. This trial is political, and that other events on the Square. Probably, it would be limited to administrative responsibility for those who hit the door, it would be better for all of us. I ask the prosecutor and the judge to take this into account. "
12:20 Lawyers sift Rymasheuski. He noted that details all told, and asked to stop questioning. The judge said that the issues can not be removed. The interrogation continued.
11:55 Sannikov and other defendants questions to witnesses Rymasheuski not have.
11:03-11.48 The next witness — former presidential candidate Vital Rymasheuski.
Rymashevski answers questions from the judge in Belarusian.
Rymashevski says that participated in the campaign, was on October Square and Independence Square.
"We tried to coordinate its activities with the other candidates, called on to work together. Many of us have had the same views that the country should be a democracy. Our views coincide. With regard to coordination Square, then we Sannikov on this account did not have meetings and coordination "— Rymashevski says.
Rymashevski admitted that he called on the area, its activists gathered outside the station on December 19— with it took about a thousand people. "We were told that our peaceful march, and if there are drunk or if anyone has any thing that might raise suspicion the police, then we will pass such employees of the Interior. And one drunk we passed the police "— he says.
"If we do not live in a totalitarian state where dissent can be shot or thrown in jail, then we have the right to express disagreement with the result of the election."
"On October Square had offers to go to the presidential administration and take it into the circuit to prevent the attack there and thrown glasses. But for whatever reason, people have changed direction and went to Independence Square, I do not know. Those who broke the first strand of the militia on October Square and went to the avenue were not on my team. And as far as I know, no team other candidates. And they are now not judged, not in this process, nor in the others. "
"Areas of the General Plan was not. We came to the area only with the agreement in place to resolve what to do next. There were 7 of democratic candidates, and none of them alone could not manage a rally. "
Rymashevski noted that during the movement of the column called the traffic police to release part of the prospectus for the movement of people, but people were already on the roadway, the movement of vehicles and so stopped.
Rymashevski says that on Independence Square was able to convince people to get off the roadway. Whose was the stereo system in the Square, he does not know.
Something that happened on Independence Square, Rymashevski described as follows: "After a short rally was a call to go to the Government House to demand negotiations. By itself, such a call could end peacefully, as it was on October 24. I went first, and stood, and heard the sound of glass, and a few minutes later I tried to stop it. I have stopped people, but one could not do it. Then I tried to gather people and expose the circuit. It almost succeeded, but at this point out special forces. After the riot police dispersed the
people from the Government House, I went to the podium and said that it was a provocation and urged people not to give in and hand over rioters police. "
Rymashevski learned Mirzayanava and said that he was acting aggressive and helped him to defend the doors of the House of the Government of the rioters.
Rymashevski says he tried to call for negotiations with riot police, he told the policeman Evseeva not beat people, "but I did not listen."
"We knew that we had a dangerous radical appeals, so we have a common position, urged not to succumb to provocations. They said it's one after the other: both I and Sannikov. If we did not, then the consequences could be much worse. Victims December 19 would have been much greater. "
"When the provocateurs began to smash windows, there was a general state of confusion"— Rymashevski claims.
"If men ran off after the special forces of the steps of Government House, I was naively hoping to talk to commanders. But one young Special Forces officer began to bludgeon me, so I started to lose consciousness. It is filmed on a video operator KGB. "
11:00 "After the riot police disperse protesters I have not seen on the tarmac at the Independence Square anything that could be used as a weapon", — Novik said the witness. After the completion of the questioning in court convoy brought him from the hall.
10:25 Witness Novik says he has not seen attempts to break through police cordons, and armed resistance to the police demonstrators. Convicted Area Novikov said that he influenced the crowd repeatedly struck her hands and feet on the shields that blocked the entrance to Government House, while not having any practical intentions. He later regretted it.
10:18 "Not during the march or during the rally, no riots were not, people do not smashed"— the witness said Dmitry Novik.
The prosecutor asked: "Have you heard of the square to form a government of national trust or the need to negotiate?". Novikov said: "I heard a few phrases that will wait for the representatives of the current government, to express their dissatisfaction with the election."
"Any suggestions on what the crowd had to walk to Independence Square, I did not hear. None of the protesters at the Government House, the glass did not hit. Andrei Sannikov was going to Government House to file a petition for nesumlennastsi chosen. No call to storm the building was not, but jumped out of the crowd a few provocateurs who started to break down the door, the presidential candidates were trying to stop them. "
The witness says that he saw in the hands of an A4 sheet of Sannikov.
10:05 Questioning of a witness by Dmitry Novikov, who is serving a sentence for Square. He was brought in handcuffs, and robes. Novick says that he came to the rally on December 19, because I thought that the election was rigged, "Conscience would not let me sit at home on the stove."
10:02 The process is restored. In the hall of the defendants' relatives, foreign diplomats, Fedor Mirzayanava classmates, school police cadets. As witnesses to the alleged Yaroslav Romanchuk, Anastasia Palazhanka, Vitaly Rymashevski.
The witness did not appear Romanchuk— said the clerk.
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
The defendants in the case:
• Former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov
• Ilya Vasilevich
• Oleg Hnedchyk
• Fedor Mirzayanav
• Vladimir Eremenok
• Sannikov — Varvashevich, Kovalevskaya
• Vasilyevich — White,
• Mirzayanava, Hnedchyk — Ivanov.
The case examines Judge Natalia Chatsvertakova.
Public prosecutor— Zagorski.