Intellectuals, politicians call to support youth activists facing trial


Belarusian intellectuals and the leaders of the pro-democracy parties have called on members of the public to come to the trial of several activists with the youth organization, Malady Front in order to offer moral support to them. The trial of Zmicier Khvedaruk, Barys Haretski, Aleh Korban and Nasta Palazhanka is scheduled to begin at 1400 on May 30 at the Sovietski district court in Minsk.
The youth are charged with the participation in an unregistered organization.

The authors of the appeal, signed among others by Nil Hilievich, Ryhor Baradulin, Stanislau Shushkevich, Adam Hliobus, Aliaksandr Milinkevich, Aleh Trusau, have urged the people to display solidarity with the members of the Young Front.