Sentence to Ales Byalyatski to be pronounced today
The prosecutor demanded to punish the human rights defender with 5 years of imprisonment in a reinforced-security colony.
Alongside with that, all property of the "Viasna's" leader may be confiscated. The sentence will be known after 11.00 today.
Let us remind you, the trial against Ales Byalyatski started on November 2. He was accused of tax evasion in especially big scope. Information about the HR defender's bank accounts in Poland and Lithuania, on which he kept money to maintain the activity of the human rights center "Viasna", was the reason for starting the criminal case. Byalyatski has been in custody since August 4. The international community demands that the Belarusian authorities should release the human rights defender.