Jonathan Moore, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Belarus, commented on the judgement, delivered to the youth activist on 22 April: “Sentence to Andrei Kim is a political decision.”
The Tsentralny district court of Minsk found A. Kim guilty on the article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence or threat of violence against a militiaman). The youth activist is sentenced to 1.5 year of imprisonment in a minimum security penal colony.
“An evident conclusion – Andrei Kim is a political prisoner,” the U.S. diplomat said. He emphasises the United States called and will call on the Belarusian regime to release all political prisoners. At this date they are Alyaksandr Kazulin and Andrei Kim, Jonathan Moore said to BelaPAN.