Prison for Belarus Opposition

March 24th, 2011   Articles | Belarus

The Maskouski District Court of the City of Minsk has found Zmitser Dashkevich, leader of the organisation Malady Front (Young Front) and Eduard Lobau, chairman of the local branch of Malady Front (Young Front) in Minsk guilty of committing malicious hooliganism. Zmitser Dashkevich was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and Eduard Lobau to four years of imprisonment in a high security facility.

According to the prosecutor, Zmitser Dashkevich and Eduard Lobau went out on December 18, 2010 (one day before the presidential elections) and started harshly beating two strangers in the street. For this crime the prosecutor asked the Court to sentence Dashkevich to three years of imprisonment and Lobau to five years of imprisonment in a high security facility. At the end of the trial the Court announced the verdict: Zmitser Dashkevich was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and Eduard Lobau to four years of imprisonment in a high security facility.

Both Zmitser Dashkevich and Eduard Lobau were arrested in the evening of December 18, in Minsk and since that time they have been kept in custody waiting for the trial.

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