Two Belarusian anarchists to appear before court soon

The trial of anarchists Mikita Yemyalyanau and Ivan Komar is to kick off on February, 6 in Savetski district court of Minsk, activist Maryna Kasinerava said on Facebook.

The two men were detained on October, 20. According to the Belarusian authorities, in September, the arrestees pelted the building of Minsk City Court with paint bulbs; a month later, the duo threw a Molotov cocktail at the detention facility in Valadarski street. In such a way, they allegedly expressed solidarity with Zmitser Paliyenka, another activist of the anarchist movement, who was standing trial in the autumn of 2019.

The criminal cases were initiated against Yemyalyanau and Komar who are currently being kept in detention centre Nr 1 in Minsk. They may face even up to 12 years of imprisonment.

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