Andrei Kim, political prisoner
Youth leader Andrei Kim is sentenced by the Tsentralny district court of Minsk (Judge Alena Illina) to a year and a half of imprisonment. Andrei Kim was found guilty of participating in the unauthorised protest rally of entrepreneurs, as well as of attack against traffic militia officer Yury Sychou. But guilt of Kim wasn’t proved on the trial. Video materials, shot by the KGB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Belarusian TV, showed Sychou was hit by another militia officer. Andrei Kim didn’t even come near to the militiaman.
Topic: Andrei Kim, political prisoner
9:40 Glory to Heroes! Firework near Detention Centre (Video) video 1
It becomes a tradition to finish Day of Solidarity with festive fireworks in honour of imprisoned freedom fighters. On February 16 at 11 p.m. activists of the civil campaign “Jeans for Freedom” organized a firework near the pre-trial detention center in Valadarski Street in Minsk. One of political prisoners, Andrei Kim, is kept there at the moment.
13:26 Andrei Kim to stay in prison
A court session has taken place in the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk on February 14. The court considered the issue of changing the measure of restraint for political prisoner Andrei Kim. Judge Valyantsina Svistun has adopted a decision to uphold the previous measure of restraint. It means that the political prisoner is to stay in prison until the trial.
11:17 PACE President: “Release of all political prisoners is our unfaltering demand”
The release of all political prisoners by the Belarusian authorities is an “unfaltering” demand of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), PACE President Lluis Maria de Puig said in an interview to BelaPAN. The politician stressed that the recent early release of Dzmitry Dashkevich and Artur Finkevich, both members of an unregistered opposition youth group Malady Front, “has not gone unnoticed.” He expressed hope that the release was part of “a pattern of conclusive and consistent signs that the Belarusian leadership is prepared to get closer to Europe.”
15:17 Viktor Shenderovich calls to support Andrei Kim
Famous Russian writer Viktor Shenderovich called to support activist of the Belarusian opposition Andrei Kim, who faces 6-year imprisonment.
14:31 Is Andrei Kim to be released on bail?
During the sitting of a public commission “Freedom to Andrei Kim! Freedom to enterprise!” an initiative of a human rights watchdog Ihar Rynkevich about a bail for one of the activists who is kept in the pretrial detention now.
9:21 They release some to vacate premises for others?
Yesterday one of the leaders of the Young Front Artur Finkevich was released. But on the same day a teacher of Minsk school was dismissed for being a member of the United Civil party; a house search was held in the apartment of the Young Front activist in Polatsk, and an activist from Maladechna was summoned the KGB.
17:37 Zmitser Bandarenka: “Opposition does not let its people down!”
“Release of Artur Finkevich is a great joy for his family, friends, for all normal people in Belarus. It’s our common victory,” stated the Charter’97 coordinator Zmitser Bandarenka, commenting on today’s release of the political prisoner Artur Finkevich.
8:58 Pooling efforts to defend Andrei Kim 3
The first session of the Public Commission on defence of youth activist Andrei Kim, arrested at the entrepreneurs’ rally on 21 January, took place in Minsk on 4 February.
16:12 Andrei Kim Officially Charged 6
It has been told today by the activist’s mother Tatsyana at the meeting of the steering committee of the public commission “Free Andrei Kim”. The charges have been presented for violation of the Article 364 of the Criminal Code (inflicting injury to a policemen in the line of duty). The punishment for that is up to 6 year of imprisoement.
18:13 Democratic Activist Faces up to 6 Years of Imprisonment
An activist of the youth campaign “Initiative” Andre Kim is charged under article 364 “Violent actions against a policeman”.
10:55 Paval Sevyarynets: “There are more dissent criminal cases today than in Soviet time”
The situation with human rights in Belarus is getting worse, representatives of the oppositional political parties say.
14:00 From Prison to Prosecutor’s Office for Interrogation
Today young activists detained for 10 days for participation in a protest rally of market vendors on January 21 are released from the detention center in Akrestsin Street in Minsk.
14:55 Criminal case has been initiated against participant of market vendors rally (Photo) photo 16
A criminal action has been initiated against an activist Andrei Kim, one of the participants of the protest rally of small businessmen on January 21. The young man has been charged with “violence or a threat of violence against policemen” (Article 364 of the Criminal Code). Under this Article the young man faces up to 6 years of imprisonment.
18:37 Market Vendors Penalized by Huge Fines and Arrests 43
On January 22 participants of the third protest rally of entrepreneurs were standing trial in the courts of Tsentralny and Maskouski districts of Minsk. Individual entrepreneurs protest against discriminatory decree No. 760, which has forced them out of business since the New Year.