Minsk Protesters Suffer Brain Injuries


Youth Democracy Protesters in Minsk before Police Break Up Rally

Activists from the weekend protest in Belarus have been hospitalized with “brain injuries”. It was originally reported that the detained were between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. And, today a Minsk court sentenced the activists from this weekends rally to 3 to 15 days in jail for attending an unsanctioned protest in the capital of Minsk.

Today almost all participants of the protest action on Freedom Day have been sentenced by the court of Tsetralny district of Minsk to arrests from 3 to 15 days. 24 persons were accused for participation in the protest with a demand of Lukashenka’s resignation. Some of them were taken to the court with brain injuries.

At the moment a sentence to Andrei Baranau, a Zubr activist, is expected. He had been taken to the court from the hospital, where grave injuries of his head were diagnosed.

List of Convicted Participants of Belarus Protest on March 25

1. Kanstantsin Karol – 5 days of arrest, brain injury (judge – Nikalay Samasejka)
2. Alyaksandr Padnevich – 3 days of arrest (judge Alena Illina)
3. Georgi Bajkou – 5 days of arrest (judge Valery Esman)
4. Viktar Novikau – 3 days of arrest (judge Karalkova)
5. Anatoly Tsikhanovich – 10 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
6. Karen Akopau – 15 days of arrest (judge Alyaksei Bychko)
7. Dzianis Krauchonak – 5 days of arrest, brain injury (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
8. Alyaksandar Khaperskau – 3 days of arrest, brain injury (judge Vera Hrabouskaya-Dajneka)
9. Syarhei Bazhenau – 3 days of arrest (judge Valery Esman)
10. Ivan Bykouski – 3 days of arrest
11. Vadzim Taptunou – 10 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
12. Yuri Bugaeu – 3 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
13. Ihar Novikau – 3 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
14. Viktar Navitski – a fine equal to 50 basic units (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
15. Vyachaslau Siuchyk – 15 days of arrest (judge Alyaksei Bychko)
16. Pavel Miatlitski – 3 days of arrest (judge Inga Labynich)
17. Dzmitry Harbunou – a fine equal to 50 basic units (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
18. Aleh Minulin – 3 days of arrest (judge Alyaksei Bychko)
19. Pyotr Sakol’chyk – 3 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)
20. Valyantsin Syamak – a fine equal to 50 basic units (judge Alyaksei Bychko)
21. Uladzislau Barodka – 3 days of arrest (judge Inga Labynich)
22. Syarhei Lohinau – 7 days of arrest (judge Alyaksei Bychko)
23. Yuri Fabisheuski – – 15 days of arrest (judge Nikalay Samasejka)

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