Young dissidents on trial in Belarus

Tuesday, 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.

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  1. Skip the j – Malady Front yields better results when snooping around on the internet. See, for example, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malady_Front

  2. Thanks for the link, Job. Other than that, I did not quite get what you wanted to say.


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