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News – belsat.eu, Questions remain 10 years after explosion in Minsk metro killed and injured hundreds of people, on April 12, 2021 9:30 AM at 9:30 AM

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At 6 pm on April 11, 2011, a train from Uruchcha arrived at the Kastrychnitskaya metro station. A few seconds later, a massive explosion on the platform between the second and third cars ripped through metal and human flesh.

Ihar Tumash was at the end of the third car at that moment. He was on his way to church service.

“I didn’t understand what happened. There was no fear. Suddenly it smelled of burnt rubber. And I saw the people standing next to me already on the floor. I was covered in someone else’s blood,” recalls Ihar, a victim of the terrorist attack and a member of the Belarusian Writers’ Union.

Alena was returning home from university that evening. It was a good, sunny day. She says she could have walked to Victory Square, but she decided to take the metro.

“I felt a sharp sound, not like a pop. It was physical pain. As if a bright light lifted me somewhere, and then as if I fell. It turned out that at that moment, I was behind the column, which saved my life,” Alena, a victim of the terrorist attack in the metro, says.

A total of about three hundred people were at the station at the time of the explosion: 200 were injured, 11 people died on the spot. Later four more died of injuries in hospitals. Two hours after the explosion, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his 6-year-old son Mikalai went down to the Kastrychnitskaya station to lay flowers.

“We are facing a serious challenge. Clearly, this is a grave challenge. We need an adequate answer,” Lukashenka said in 2011.

Only two days had passed after the explosion when Lukashenka announced that the crime was solved. However, only three months later, in late July, the Prosecutor General officially named Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou as accused of committing a terrorist act. During the investigation, 25-year-old Vitsebsk residents pleaded guilty…

“I did it,” admitted Dzmitry Kanavalau, accused of the terrorist attack.

However, in court, they withdrew their testimony.

“At the very first hearing, he refused to testify; he explained that the previous testimony was given under torture, that there was psychological pressure. Our lawyer participated only in investigative experiments, so the lawyer was not allowed to communicate, even in court,” Uladzislau’s mother Lyubou Kavaliova recalls.

Many controversies arose during the trial, says journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who attended each hearing and talked to the victims. The question that still worries me is the motivation for the terrorist attack, as the investigation revealed that the explosion was conducted to destabilize the country’s situation.

“A lot of people, most of them, didn’t believe it. There were many inconsistencies. There was no real evidence that anyone saw Kanavalau with this bag, with this explosive. No real evidence was provided, ” journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich said.

The victims also doubt that Kanavalau and Kavaliou were guilty.

“Most importantly, these guys had no motive. To frustrate, destabilize the situation… Why? Is there at least one answer?” Ihar asks.

“There are questions as to whether those people were the ones, and why it happened, what were the motives. It seems that it is not completely clear to me,” Alena adds.

Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou were sentenced to the death penalty. In March 2012, they were executed.

Maryla Dakutska, Belsat

, Many controversies arose during the trial, says journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who attended each hearing and talked to the victims.

News – belsat.eu, Questions remain 10 years after explosion in Minsk metro killed and injured hundreds of people, on April 12, 2021 9:30 AM at 9:30 AM

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At 6 pm on April 11, 2011, a train from Uruchcha arrived at the Kastrychnitskaya metro station. A few seconds later, a massive explosion on the platform between the second and third cars ripped through metal and human flesh.

Ihar Tumash was at the end of the third car at that moment. He was on his way to church service.

“I didn’t understand what happened. There was no fear. Suddenly it smelled of burnt rubber. And I saw the people standing next to me already on the floor. I was covered in someone else’s blood,” recalls Ihar, a victim of the terrorist attack and a member of the Belarusian Writers’ Union.

Alena was returning home from university that evening. It was a good, sunny day. She says she could have walked to Victory Square, but she decided to take the metro.

“I felt a sharp sound, not like a pop. It was physical pain. As if a bright light lifted me somewhere, and then as if I fell. It turned out that at that moment, I was behind the column, which saved my life,” Alena, a victim of the terrorist attack in the metro, says.

A total of about three hundred people were at the station at the time of the explosion: 200 were injured, 11 people died on the spot. Later four more died of injuries in hospitals. Two hours after the explosion, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his 6-year-old son Mikalai went down to the Kastrychnitskaya station to lay flowers.

“We are facing a serious challenge. Clearly, this is a grave challenge. We need an adequate answer,” Lukashenka said in 2011.

Only two days had passed after the explosion when Lukashenka announced that the crime was solved. However, only three months later, in late July, the Prosecutor General officially named Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou as accused of committing a terrorist act. During the investigation, 25-year-old Vitsebsk residents pleaded guilty…

“I did it,” admitted Dzmitry Kanavalau, accused of the terrorist attack.

However, in court, they withdrew their testimony.

“At the very first hearing, he refused to testify; he explained that the previous testimony was given under torture, that there was psychological pressure. Our lawyer participated only in investigative experiments, so the lawyer was not allowed to communicate, even in court,” Uladzislau’s mother Lyubou Kavaliova recalls.

Many controversies arose during the trial, says journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who attended each hearing and talked to the victims. The question that still worries me is the motivation for the terrorist attack, as the investigation revealed that the explosion was conducted to destabilize the country’s situation.

“A lot of people, most of them, didn’t believe it. There were many inconsistencies. There was no real evidence that anyone saw Kanavalau with this bag, with this explosive. No real evidence was provided, ” journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich said.

The victims also doubt that Kanavalau and Kavaliou were guilty.

“Most importantly, these guys had no motive. To frustrate, destabilize the situation… Why? Is there at least one answer?” Ihar asks.

“There are questions as to whether those people were the ones, and why it happened, what were the motives. It seems that it is not completely clear to me,” Alena adds.

Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou were sentenced to the death penalty. In March 2012, they were executed.

Maryla Dakutska, Belsat

, Many controversies arose during the trial, says journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who attended each hearing and talked to the victims.

News – belsat.eu, Euronews banned in Belarus and replaced by Pobeda, on April 12, 2021 5:45 AM at 5:45 AM

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TV channel Euronews. Photo: Euronews / Linkedin

On April 12th the Ministry of Information removed the foreign TV program “Euronews” from the list of the foreign mass media permitted to broadcast in Belarus.

“Euronews is a 24-hour news TV channel that has been broadcasting since 1993. It was founded by the European Broadcasting Union, which, among other things, organizes Eurovision. The previously issued permission for distribution on the territory of Belarus has expired, the Ministry of Information informs.

The Russian channel “Pobeda” (victory) begins broadcasting in Belarus instead of Euronews. It is “a large-scale project of the “digital television family” of Channel One, created to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”.

The channel will air classics of Soviet war cinema, Russian films and serials, documentary programs about the Great Patriotic War, testimonies of veterans, interviews with historians and experts, as well as findings and discoveries of search parties.

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, Instead of news, Belarusians will be shown war-related content.

News – belsat.eu, Euronews banned in Belarus and replaced by Pobeda, on April 12, 2021 5:45 AM at 5:45 AM

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TV channel Euronews. Photo: Euronews / Linkedin

On April 12th the Ministry of Information removed the foreign TV program “Euronews” from the list of the foreign mass media permitted to broadcast in Belarus.

“Euronews is a 24-hour news TV channel that has been broadcasting since 1993. It was founded by the European Broadcasting Union, which, among other things, organizes Eurovision. The previously issued permission for distribution on the territory of Belarus has expired, the Ministry of Information informs.

The Russian channel “Pobeda” (victory) begins broadcasting in Belarus instead of Euronews. It is “a large-scale project of the “digital television family” of Channel One, created to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”.

The channel will air classics of Soviet war cinema, Russian films and serials, documentary programs about the Great Patriotic War, testimonies of veterans, interviews with historians and experts, as well as findings and discoveries of search parties.

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, Instead of news, Belarusians will be shown war-related content.

News – belsat.eu, Euronews banned in Belarus and replaced by Pobeda, on April 12, 2021 5:45 AM at 5:45 AM

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TV channel Euronews. Photo: Euronews / Linkedin

On April 12th the Ministry of Information removed the foreign TV program “Euronews” from the list of the foreign mass media permitted to broadcast in Belarus.

“Euronews is a 24-hour news TV channel that has been broadcasting since 1993. It was founded by the European Broadcasting Union, which, among other things, organizes Eurovision. The previously issued permission for distribution on the territory of Belarus has expired, the Ministry of Information informs.

The Russian channel “Pobeda” (victory) begins broadcasting in Belarus instead of Euronews. It is “a large-scale project of the “digital television family” of Channel One, created to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”.

The channel will air classics of Soviet war cinema, Russian films and serials, documentary programs about the Great Patriotic War, testimonies of veterans, interviews with historians and experts, as well as findings and discoveries of search parties.

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, Instead of news, Belarusians will be shown war-related content.

News – belsat.eu, Euronews banned in Belarus and replaced by Pobeda, on April 12, 2021 5:45 AM at 5:45 AM

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TV channel Euronews. Photo: Euronews / Linkedin

On April 12th the Ministry of Information removed the foreign TV program “Euronews” from the list of the foreign mass media permitted to broadcast in Belarus.

“Euronews is a 24-hour news TV channel that has been broadcasting since 1993. It was founded by the European Broadcasting Union, which, among other things, organizes Eurovision. The previously issued permission for distribution on the territory of Belarus has expired, the Ministry of Information informs.

The Russian channel “Pobeda” (victory) begins broadcasting in Belarus instead of Euronews. It is “a large-scale project of the “digital television family” of Channel One, created to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”.

The channel will air classics of Soviet war cinema, Russian films and serials, documentary programs about the Great Patriotic War, testimonies of veterans, interviews with historians and experts, as well as findings and discoveries of search parties.

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, Instead of news, Belarusians will be shown war-related content.

News – belsat.eu, People bring flowers to Minsk metro station memorial 10 years after terror act, on April 12, 2021 3:00 AM at 3:00 AM

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April 11, 2011, is a tragic date in Belarus. Ten years ago the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro took the lives of innocent people. That day, the explosion on the metro platform killed 15 people and injured about 400 more. Ten years after, people stand around the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack at the entrance to “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station to honor the victims and remember the tragic event.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

Many of the people have brought flowers to the memorial, their number is growing. Around the monument itself, on both sides, there are two female metro workers: every year, the “River of Life” sign is marked by an honor guard of metro workers.

Guard of Honor. Photo: Minsk metro.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

A police detachment is seen around the memorial site. There are also two patrolmen at the entrance to the metro.

Some cars passing “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station honk.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

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, Belarusians honored the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.

News – belsat.eu, People bring flowers to Minsk metro station memorial 10 years after terror act, on April 12, 2021 3:00 AM at 3:00 AM

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April 11, 2011, is a tragic date in Belarus. Ten years ago the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro took the lives of innocent people. That day, the explosion on the metro platform killed 15 people and injured about 400 more. Ten years after, people stand around the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack at the entrance to “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station to honor the victims and remember the tragic event.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

Many of the people have brought flowers to the memorial, their number is growing. Around the monument itself, on both sides, there are two female metro workers: every year, the “River of Life” sign is marked by an honor guard of metro workers.

Guard of Honor. Photo: Minsk metro.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

A police detachment is seen around the memorial site. There are also two patrolmen at the entrance to the metro.

Some cars passing “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station honk.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

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, Belarusians honored the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.

News – belsat.eu, People bring flowers to Minsk metro station memorial 10 years after terror act, on April 12, 2021 3:00 AM at 3:00 AM

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April 11, 2011, is a tragic date in Belarus. Ten years ago the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro took the lives of innocent people. That day, the explosion on the metro platform killed 15 people and injured about 400 more. Ten years after, people stand around the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack at the entrance to “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station to honor the victims and remember the tragic event.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

Many of the people have brought flowers to the memorial, their number is growing. Around the monument itself, on both sides, there are two female metro workers: every year, the “River of Life” sign is marked by an honor guard of metro workers.

Guard of Honor. Photo: Minsk metro.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

A police detachment is seen around the memorial site. There are also two patrolmen at the entrance to the metro.

Some cars passing “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station honk.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

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, Belarusians honored the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.

News – belsat.eu, People bring flowers to Minsk metro station memorial 10 years after terror act, on April 12, 2021 3:00 AM at 3:00 AM

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April 11, 2011, is a tragic date in Belarus. Ten years ago the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro took the lives of innocent people. That day, the explosion on the metro platform killed 15 people and injured about 400 more. Ten years after, people stand around the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack at the entrance to “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station to honor the victims and remember the tragic event.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

Many of the people have brought flowers to the memorial, their number is growing. Around the monument itself, on both sides, there are two female metro workers: every year, the “River of Life” sign is marked by an honor guard of metro workers.

Guard of Honor. Photo: Minsk metro.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

A police detachment is seen around the memorial site. There are also two patrolmen at the entrance to the metro.

Some cars passing “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station honk.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

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, Belarusians honored the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.

News – belsat.eu, People bring flowers to Minsk metro station memorial 10 years after terror act, on April 12, 2021 3:00 AM at 3:00 AM

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April 11, 2011, is a tragic date in Belarus. Ten years ago the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro took the lives of innocent people. That day, the explosion on the metro platform killed 15 people and injured about 400 more. Ten years after, people stand around the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack at the entrance to “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station to honor the victims and remember the tragic event.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

Many of the people have brought flowers to the memorial, their number is growing. Around the monument itself, on both sides, there are two female metro workers: every year, the “River of Life” sign is marked by an honor guard of metro workers.

Guard of Honor. Photo: Minsk metro.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

A police detachment is seen around the memorial site. There are also two patrolmen at the entrance to the metro.

Some cars passing “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station honk.

People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.
People in Belarus remember the victims of the terrorist attack at the Minsk “Kastrychnitskaya” metro station that happened 10 years ago. Minsk, Belarus. April 11, 2021. Photo: Agata Kvyatkouskaya.

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, Belarusians honored the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.

News – belsat.eu, Brest bloggers accused of contributing to national protests in Belarus, on April 12, 2021 2:42 AM at 2:42 AM

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Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau. Photo: Nasha Niva

In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9. The defendants were never given an opportunity to speak, TUT.BY reports.

Prosecutor Tatsiana Amosava asked for Kabanau and Pyatrukhin three years in a general regime colony, while Pyatrukhin was also obliged to pay a fine of 360 base units (10,440 rubles). Besides, Amosava asked to satisfy in full the suit of the riot policeman for 1.5 thousand rubles.

Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau are accused under part 1 of article 342 “Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them”, Article 369 “Insulting a representative of the authorities” of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Pyatrukhin is also accused of insulting a judge (article 391 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the mass protests all over Belarus in 2020 began precisely because of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau, who acted in connection with Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets, purposefully creating social and political tensions in the country.

According to Amosava, Pyatrukhin and Kabanau filmed videos about the problems of the Brest region and protests of Brest residents against the construction of a battery plant and posted them on the YouTube channel “People’s Reporter,” and in 2019 they met and communicated with Syarhei Tsikhanouski.

The state prosecutor cited wiretaps and correspondence between Tsikhanouski and Mikalai Statkevich about plans to meet in Minsk and Brest and about organizing pickets to collect signatures during the presidential campaign — as “irrefutable and reliable evidence” of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau’s guilt.

Here is the connection made by the investigation: the bloggers Pyatrukhin and Kabanau started posting videos on political topics after the meeting with Tsikhanouski (8 months after it) and participate in the collection of signatures during the presidential campaign.

And since Tsikhanousky communicated with Statkevich, who stated that mass protests could start, “the purpose of the activities of Tsikhanousky, Statkevich and others involved in such activities was to destabilize the situation in Belarus during the electoral campaign of 2020.

Among the insulted representatives of the authorities are captain Vital Autushenka, inspector of the special training department of Mahiliou riot police, who took part in the detention of Syarhei Tsikhanouski near Mahiliou on May 6. The victim stated that the comment in the local newspaper demonized him and insulted his honor and dignity. The silovik told the court that his neighbors stopped talking to his parents after the photo appeared.

Another victim is Brest Regional Court judge Andrei Leshchanka, who, according to investigators, was insulted by Syarhei Pyatrukhin by posting a video of the administrative process with an insulting commentary under it on his page in VK.com.

The defendants were not allowed to make a final statement: Judge Volha Krauchanka thought that the participation of the defense was enough. The verdict will be announced on Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00.

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, In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9.

News – belsat.eu, Brest bloggers accused of contributing to national protests in Belarus, on April 12, 2021 2:42 AM at 2:42 AM

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Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau. Photo: Nasha Niva

In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9. The defendants were never given an opportunity to speak, TUT.BY reports.

Prosecutor Tatsiana Amosava asked for Kabanau and Pyatrukhin three years in a general regime colony, while Pyatrukhin was also obliged to pay a fine of 360 base units (10,440 rubles). Besides, Amosava asked to satisfy in full the suit of the riot policeman for 1.5 thousand rubles.

Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau are accused under part 1 of article 342 “Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them”, Article 369 “Insulting a representative of the authorities” of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Pyatrukhin is also accused of insulting a judge (article 391 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the mass protests all over Belarus in 2020 began precisely because of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau, who acted in connection with Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets, purposefully creating social and political tensions in the country.

According to Amosava, Pyatrukhin and Kabanau filmed videos about the problems of the Brest region and protests of Brest residents against the construction of a battery plant and posted them on the YouTube channel “People’s Reporter,” and in 2019 they met and communicated with Syarhei Tsikhanouski.

The state prosecutor cited wiretaps and correspondence between Tsikhanouski and Mikalai Statkevich about plans to meet in Minsk and Brest and about organizing pickets to collect signatures during the presidential campaign — as “irrefutable and reliable evidence” of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau’s guilt.

Here is the connection made by the investigation: the bloggers Pyatrukhin and Kabanau started posting videos on political topics after the meeting with Tsikhanouski (8 months after it) and participate in the collection of signatures during the presidential campaign.

And since Tsikhanousky communicated with Statkevich, who stated that mass protests could start, “the purpose of the activities of Tsikhanousky, Statkevich and others involved in such activities was to destabilize the situation in Belarus during the electoral campaign of 2020.

Among the insulted representatives of the authorities are captain Vital Autushenka, inspector of the special training department of Mahiliou riot police, who took part in the detention of Syarhei Tsikhanouski near Mahiliou on May 6. The victim stated that the comment in the local newspaper demonized him and insulted his honor and dignity. The silovik told the court that his neighbors stopped talking to his parents after the photo appeared.

Another victim is Brest Regional Court judge Andrei Leshchanka, who, according to investigators, was insulted by Syarhei Pyatrukhin by posting a video of the administrative process with an insulting commentary under it on his page in VK.com.

The defendants were not allowed to make a final statement: Judge Volha Krauchanka thought that the participation of the defense was enough. The verdict will be announced on Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00.

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, In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9.

News – belsat.eu, Brest bloggers accused of contributing to national protests in Belarus, on April 12, 2021 2:42 AM at 2:42 AM

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Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau. Photo: Nasha Niva

In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9. The defendants were never given an opportunity to speak, TUT.BY reports.

Prosecutor Tatsiana Amosava asked for Kabanau and Pyatrukhin three years in a general regime colony, while Pyatrukhin was also obliged to pay a fine of 360 base units (10,440 rubles). Besides, Amosava asked to satisfy in full the suit of the riot policeman for 1.5 thousand rubles.

Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau are accused under part 1 of article 342 “Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them”, Article 369 “Insulting a representative of the authorities” of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Pyatrukhin is also accused of insulting a judge (article 391 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the mass protests all over Belarus in 2020 began precisely because of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau, who acted in connection with Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets, purposefully creating social and political tensions in the country.

According to Amosava, Pyatrukhin and Kabanau filmed videos about the problems of the Brest region and protests of Brest residents against the construction of a battery plant and posted them on the YouTube channel “People’s Reporter,” and in 2019 they met and communicated with Syarhei Tsikhanouski.

The state prosecutor cited wiretaps and correspondence between Tsikhanouski and Mikalai Statkevich about plans to meet in Minsk and Brest and about organizing pickets to collect signatures during the presidential campaign — as “irrefutable and reliable evidence” of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau’s guilt.

Here is the connection made by the investigation: the bloggers Pyatrukhin and Kabanau started posting videos on political topics after the meeting with Tsikhanouski (8 months after it) and participate in the collection of signatures during the presidential campaign.

And since Tsikhanousky communicated with Statkevich, who stated that mass protests could start, “the purpose of the activities of Tsikhanousky, Statkevich and others involved in such activities was to destabilize the situation in Belarus during the electoral campaign of 2020.

Among the insulted representatives of the authorities are captain Vital Autushenka, inspector of the special training department of Mahiliou riot police, who took part in the detention of Syarhei Tsikhanouski near Mahiliou on May 6. The victim stated that the comment in the local newspaper demonized him and insulted his honor and dignity. The silovik told the court that his neighbors stopped talking to his parents after the photo appeared.

Another victim is Brest Regional Court judge Andrei Leshchanka, who, according to investigators, was insulted by Syarhei Pyatrukhin by posting a video of the administrative process with an insulting commentary under it on his page in VK.com.

The defendants were not allowed to make a final statement: Judge Volha Krauchanka thought that the participation of the defense was enough. The verdict will be announced on Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00.

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, In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9.

News – belsat.eu, Brest bloggers accused of contributing to national protests in Belarus, on April 12, 2021 2:42 AM at 2:42 AM

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Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau. Photo: Nasha Niva

In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9. The defendants were never given an opportunity to speak, TUT.BY reports.

Prosecutor Tatsiana Amosava asked for Kabanau and Pyatrukhin three years in a general regime colony, while Pyatrukhin was also obliged to pay a fine of 360 base units (10,440 rubles). Besides, Amosava asked to satisfy in full the suit of the riot policeman for 1.5 thousand rubles.

Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau are accused under part 1 of article 342 “Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them”, Article 369 “Insulting a representative of the authorities” of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Pyatrukhin is also accused of insulting a judge (article 391 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the mass protests all over Belarus in 2020 began precisely because of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau, who acted in connection with Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets, purposefully creating social and political tensions in the country.

According to Amosava, Pyatrukhin and Kabanau filmed videos about the problems of the Brest region and protests of Brest residents against the construction of a battery plant and posted them on the YouTube channel “People’s Reporter,” and in 2019 they met and communicated with Syarhei Tsikhanouski.

The state prosecutor cited wiretaps and correspondence between Tsikhanouski and Mikalai Statkevich about plans to meet in Minsk and Brest and about organizing pickets to collect signatures during the presidential campaign — as “irrefutable and reliable evidence” of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau’s guilt.

Here is the connection made by the investigation: the bloggers Pyatrukhin and Kabanau started posting videos on political topics after the meeting with Tsikhanouski (8 months after it) and participate in the collection of signatures during the presidential campaign.

And since Tsikhanousky communicated with Statkevich, who stated that mass protests could start, “the purpose of the activities of Tsikhanousky, Statkevich and others involved in such activities was to destabilize the situation in Belarus during the electoral campaign of 2020.

Among the insulted representatives of the authorities are captain Vital Autushenka, inspector of the special training department of Mahiliou riot police, who took part in the detention of Syarhei Tsikhanouski near Mahiliou on May 6. The victim stated that the comment in the local newspaper demonized him and insulted his honor and dignity. The silovik told the court that his neighbors stopped talking to his parents after the photo appeared.

Another victim is Brest Regional Court judge Andrei Leshchanka, who, according to investigators, was insulted by Syarhei Pyatrukhin by posting a video of the administrative process with an insulting commentary under it on his page in VK.com.

The defendants were not allowed to make a final statement: Judge Volha Krauchanka thought that the participation of the defense was enough. The verdict will be announced on Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00.

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, In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9.

News – belsat.eu, Brest bloggers accused of contributing to national protests in Belarus, on April 12, 2021 2:42 AM at 2:42 AM

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Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau. Photo: Nasha Niva

In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9. The defendants were never given an opportunity to speak, TUT.BY reports.

Prosecutor Tatsiana Amosava asked for Kabanau and Pyatrukhin three years in a general regime colony, while Pyatrukhin was also obliged to pay a fine of 360 base units (10,440 rubles). Besides, Amosava asked to satisfy in full the suit of the riot policeman for 1.5 thousand rubles.

Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau are accused under part 1 of article 342 “Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them”, Article 369 “Insulting a representative of the authorities” of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Pyatrukhin is also accused of insulting a judge (article 391 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the mass protests all over Belarus in 2020 began precisely because of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau, who acted in connection with Syarhei Tsikhanouski, Mikalai Statkevich and Pavel Seviarynets, purposefully creating social and political tensions in the country.

According to Amosava, Pyatrukhin and Kabanau filmed videos about the problems of the Brest region and protests of Brest residents against the construction of a battery plant and posted them on the YouTube channel “People’s Reporter,” and in 2019 they met and communicated with Syarhei Tsikhanouski.

The state prosecutor cited wiretaps and correspondence between Tsikhanouski and Mikalai Statkevich about plans to meet in Minsk and Brest and about organizing pickets to collect signatures during the presidential campaign — as “irrefutable and reliable evidence” of Pyatrukhin and Kabanau’s guilt.

Here is the connection made by the investigation: the bloggers Pyatrukhin and Kabanau started posting videos on political topics after the meeting with Tsikhanouski (8 months after it) and participate in the collection of signatures during the presidential campaign.

And since Tsikhanousky communicated with Statkevich, who stated that mass protests could start, “the purpose of the activities of Tsikhanousky, Statkevich and others involved in such activities was to destabilize the situation in Belarus during the electoral campaign of 2020.

Among the insulted representatives of the authorities are captain Vital Autushenka, inspector of the special training department of Mahiliou riot police, who took part in the detention of Syarhei Tsikhanouski near Mahiliou on May 6. The victim stated that the comment in the local newspaper demonized him and insulted his honor and dignity. The silovik told the court that his neighbors stopped talking to his parents after the photo appeared.

Another victim is Brest Regional Court judge Andrei Leshchanka, who, according to investigators, was insulted by Syarhei Pyatrukhin by posting a video of the administrative process with an insulting commentary under it on his page in VK.com.

The defendants were not allowed to make a final statement: Judge Volha Krauchanka thought that the participation of the defense was enough. The verdict will be announced on Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00.

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, In Mahiliou, the trial over Brest bloggers Syarhei Pyatrukhin and Alyaksandr Kabanau ended on April 9.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories, Kremlin: France, Germany Must be Bewildered by Claims Minsk Accords are ‘Useless’, on April 11, 2021 6:56 AM at 6:56 AM

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Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them., Moscow recently condemned the surge of violence in eastern Ukraine, accusing Kiev’s forces of violating the ceasefire in most of the cases. The Kremlin stressed that the Ukrainian government must start fulfilling the agreements reached in Minsk, instead of finding ways to subvert them.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian judge receives letter from Bundestag MP asking for justice, forwards it to police, on April 11, 2021 6:00 AM at 6:00 AM

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Judge Maksim Trusevich and deputy Tabea Rosner. Photo: tg-channel HRC Viasna

German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner has appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who presides over the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law.”

“Dear Maksim Leonidovich Trusevich, Dear Court! I would like to appeal to you to hold a fair trial with respect for the rule of law. The pursuit of democracy should in no way be punished,” Rosner stated.

It was later reported that Maksim Trusivich forwarded her letter to the Belarusian police, as it allegedly has signs of interference in the court activities, reports HRC Vyasna.

Maksim Trusevich is a “record-breaker” when it comes to sentences handed down against administrative detainees for political reasons. As of December 2020, he has convicted more than 100 people. They have served a total of more than 1,570 days of arrest.

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, German Bundestag deputy Tabea Rosner appealed to judge Maksim Trusevich, who is in charge of the trial of political prisoner Alyaksei Karatkou, to hold a “fair trial with respect for the law”.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian authorities to allow parties for permanent residents only, on April 11, 2021 4:29 AM at 4:29 AM

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The head of the Ministry of Justice, Aleh Slizheuski. Photo: Wikipedia

A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus, the head of the Justice Ministry Aleh Slizheuski said after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

“The draft law stipulates that only citizens of Belarus, permanently residing in Belarus, may become founders of a political party. Perhaps the same rule will apply not only to their founders but also to the members of the party,” said the official.

According to him, he considers such an approach universal. He also believes that a political party that influences the formation of the authorities inside the country cannot be financed from abroad or influenced from abroad in any other way.

The authorities are also discussing grounds for excluding a party from the political process. This may be based on the non-participation of a political party in the nomination of a candidate for the House of Representatives for two consecutive election campaigns. This would lead to the elimination of the party.

The new law intends to force parties to report to their members on expenditures and determine the frequency of internal party elections.

At a meeting on April 9, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that there should be no artificially created pro-governmental parties in the country. Everything should follow the evolutionary path, as the Belarusian society “has no experience of multiparty existence”.

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, A new draft law is being prepared in Belarus. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice after a meeting with Lukashenka on political parties, reports ONT.

News – belsat.eu, Prosecutor General’s Office opens criminal case over ‘genocide of the Belarusian population’ during the war, on April 10, 2021 8:28 AM at 8:28 AM

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Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case over the genocide of the Belarusian population during the Great Patriotic War and the postwar period, said General Prosecutor Andrei Shved, BelTA informs.

“I have opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus with a view to social and historical justice, eliminating white spots in history and strengthening the constitutional system and national security,” said Andrei Shved.

According to him, the information from the criminal case will raise the question of recognition of Belarus as a victim of genocide before international organizations, as well as prevent attempts to devalue the historical facts.

Attorney General Andrei Shved. Photo: Uladzimir Nikolski / Reuters / Forum

“The results of the investigation will form the basis of the ideological educational and informational work. To preserve continuity between generations and the memory of the people through understanding of history, the genocide of the Belarusian people should be included in all mandatory educational programs,” said the prosecutor general.

Shved also spoke about the plans to ask Nuremberg for access to the materials of the Nuremberg trials in order to highlight the information and evidence that are related to Belarus.

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, Andrei Shved opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Prosecutor General’s Office opens criminal case over ‘genocide of the Belarusian population’ during the war, on April 10, 2021 8:28 AM at 8:28 AM

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Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case over the genocide of the Belarusian population during the Great Patriotic War and the postwar period, said General Prosecutor Andrei Shved, BelTA informs.

“I have opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus with a view to social and historical justice, eliminating white spots in history and strengthening the constitutional system and national security,” said Andrei Shved.

According to him, the information from the criminal case will raise the question of recognition of Belarus as a victim of genocide before international organizations, as well as prevent attempts to devalue the historical facts.

Attorney General Andrei Shved. Photo: Uladzimir Nikolski / Reuters / Forum

“The results of the investigation will form the basis of the ideological educational and informational work. To preserve continuity between generations and the memory of the people through understanding of history, the genocide of the Belarusian people should be included in all mandatory educational programs,” said the prosecutor general.

Shved also spoke about the plans to ask Nuremberg for access to the materials of the Nuremberg trials in order to highlight the information and evidence that are related to Belarus.

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, Andrei Shved opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Prosecutor General’s Office opens criminal case over ‘genocide of the Belarusian population’ during the war, on April 10, 2021 8:28 AM at 8:28 AM

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Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case over the genocide of the Belarusian population during the Great Patriotic War and the postwar period, said General Prosecutor Andrei Shved, BelTA informs.

“I have opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus with a view to social and historical justice, eliminating white spots in history and strengthening the constitutional system and national security,” said Andrei Shved.

According to him, the information from the criminal case will raise the question of recognition of Belarus as a victim of genocide before international organizations, as well as prevent attempts to devalue the historical facts.

Attorney General Andrei Shved. Photo: Uladzimir Nikolski / Reuters / Forum

“The results of the investigation will form the basis of the ideological educational and informational work. To preserve continuity between generations and the memory of the people through understanding of history, the genocide of the Belarusian people should be included in all mandatory educational programs,” said the prosecutor general.

Shved also spoke about the plans to ask Nuremberg for access to the materials of the Nuremberg trials in order to highlight the information and evidence that are related to Belarus.

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, Andrei Shved opened a criminal case for the genocide of the population of Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Sixty thousand Belarusians lost in statistics, on April 10, 2021 7:04 AM at 7:04 AM

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Photo: Tanya Kapitonava / Belsat

At the beginning of 2021, 9,349,645 people lived in Belarus. This is 60,614 fewer than at the beginning of 2020, according to the Belstat agency.

From 2019 to 2020, the country’s population decreased by 18,998 people. At the beginning of 2019, 9,429,257 people lived in Belarus, while at the beginning of 2020, there were 9,410,259, and at the beginning of 2021 — 9,349,645. It means that during the last year, the population decreased by three times more than the year before.

It is not known for certain what caused such a decrease in population, as Belstat has not yet published data on mortality. Perhaps, the population decline was influenced by the increase in mortality, the fall of the birth rate and the additional migration outflow. It is also necessary to take into account that it was last year that the COVID-19 pandemic started.

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, At the beginning of 2021, there were 9,349,645 people in Belarus — 60,614 fewer than at the beginning of 2020, according to the Belstat agency.