Vladimir Khalip: Why work of art ONT was proof in a criminal case?

In the court of Minsk Condo in the second day of the criminal proceedings against members of the Plaza Sergei Martseleva, Paul Sevyarinets, Irina Khalip, who are accused of "group activities that breach public order" to provide evidence of the prosecution.

As witnesses against Sergei Martseleva, Paul Sevyarinets and Irina Khalip were the very employees advocacy group police department of Minsk and Minsk traffic police, who recently testified in the trial of Andrei Sannikov. Nothing new, they said, but only described how on December 19, demonstrators passed them on October Square chain and moved on to the carriageway of Independence Avenue. No other offenses they have not fixed.

In the afternoon, the court began to study the case of written material and videos. Interestingly, in the criminal case has got license trustee candidate for the presidency, issued in the name of Paul Sevyarinets, election leaflets, videos of meetings with voters Mr. Sevyarinets, in which he called on the Square.

The biggest surprise was the accession to the case report about the events at the Plaza TV channel ONT — propaganda plot with an emotional voice-overs and with the information that has already been znyapravzhanyya on other trials — for example, that in the "car Neklyaeva" was found explosives and sharpened rebar, although it was proved that there was only the sound-amplifying equipment. Or that the protesters riot policemen broke his arms and legs — in the courts, these victims expressed hematoma shoulders and hips — no more.

Valentin Stefanovich

Human rights activist Valentin Stefanovich"This is simply a lie. And why is it looks in the judicial process, it is difficult to say. As for the other video, it is noticeable that this installation with the various cameras that were shooting from different angles. Hranametrazhu not. And by the way, for some reason showed footage from Independence Square, although in this court no one is charged with the episodes on this area. "

Valentin Stefanovich said that "videonarezkoy" also can not be taken as evidence — it only once recorded as Khalip talks with the chief of traffic police, and as Paul proclaims Seviarynets into megaphones "Believe! Can! Wrong ". A fixed at the KGB and shown in court video election meeting in Bobruisk Seviarynets calls exclusively to peaceful protest on the area in which citizens are entitled.

Video ONT indignation as evidence in a criminal case and expressed their relatives of the defendants.

Vladimir Khalip

Irina's father, Mr. Vladimir Khalip"How can this be — to take a work of art — and it is a work of art, because there is so all stuck together and so violent fantasies — and present it as a kind of document and evidence? This all suggests that the elements of the same provocation, prepared by authority. "

Vladimir Khalip of all criminal trials for the area ruled the conviction that on December 19, the police could easily arrest the instigators who broke windows at the Government House:

"The power is all done, and now is trying to put all the blame on the opposition. No, they are guilty. And they will sit in the dock. And those people that they are now on trial or not guilty of anything. "

Aleksei Shein

Co-Chair of the BCD Aleksei Shein, which follows the process on his colleague Paul Seviarynets, said that the failure of the last testimony in court is a courageous act, which gives courage to others:

"The Court recalls some kastsyumavanae view. Unfortunately, there is no impact on the decision to the trial itself, I think, will not have — or do you give or not to give evidence. What they say witnesses on either side — it does not affect the decision to be announced by a judge. "

Aleksei Shein outraged and the conditions in which the Court held, in including the fact that the hall overtake dozens of activists of Belarusian Republican Youth Union, which is a repeat of the worst Soviet traditions:

"I was told by people who were tried in the 60's, 70's Christian anti-Soviet agitation, the authorities then catching up on the Komsomol, the party catching up, and they could not get to the court to express their solidarity. The same thing we see here. It's an old Soviet practice that continues today. "

Aleksei Shein believes that the most effective means of supporting political prisoners is to disseminate information about their fate in the country and the world.


prisoners, the area, the court

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