Young dissidents on trial in BelarusTuesday, May 29, 2007 at 0:41 | Posted in Belarus, civil rights, Human rights | 2 Comments
According to the Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter, four young activists were set on trial in Belarus on Monday. They are being prosecuted for being members of an unregistered organization and seeking to prepare for a coup.
19 year old Boris Garetskij, 18 year old Zmiter Fedaruk and 16 year old Nasta Palazjanka admitted in court that they have taken part in activities of an organization called Maladyj Front. They said, however, that they are being tried in violance of the Belarus constitution and human rights. 22 year old Oleg Korban denied all charges.
According to Dagens Nyheter, a verdict of guilty could prompt sky high fines or imprisonment up to two years.