Today Zmitser Bandarenka, oppositional activists and co-ordinator of the democratic movement European Belarus and election agent for former oppositional candidate in the presidential elections 2010, Amdrey Sannikau, was sentenced to two years of imprisonment.
Today the Pershamayski Court of Minsk announced verdict for Zmitser Bandarenka, oppositional activists and co-ordinator of the democratic movement <i>European Belarus</i> and election agent for former oppositional candidate in the presidential elections 2010, Amdrey Sannikau. The activist was accused of organizing and preparing or participation in actions that flagrantly violate public order, in accordance with the article 342 §1. Zmitser Bandarenka was sentenced to two years of imprisonment. Representatives of OSCE and EU diplomats attended the trial.
Zmitser Bandarenka, 47 year-old, was one of the initiators to sign the Charter97 in 1997, a list against the dictatorship in Belarus. Since he has that time he has been one of the leaders of Charte97r and the oppositional movement European Belarus. During the presidential electoral campaign 2010, Zmitser Bandarenka was agent in the election team of Andrey Sannikau, former oppositional candidate. The activist was arrested on December 19, 2010, during the peaceful demonstration after the elections. Since that time he has been kept in custody.