Witness admits KGB’s pressure during anarchists’ trial

Witness Alyaksei Zhynherouski – a third-year BSUIR student – has told that he does not know anything about Dzyadok and Frantskevich’s participation in the arsons. He used to rent a flat together with Dzyadok and Frantskevich.

Zhynherouski says that Dzyadok had printed leaflets at home, that Frantskevich had hacked the website of Navapolatsk City Executive Committee and that Alinevich organized the action near the Russian Embassy. Now the witness refutes he evidence and says that pressure was exercised on him, that he was not allowed to consult a lawyer and that KGB threatened to announce him the organizer of the actions if he did not give evidence against the others. That is why he signed everything KGB members asked him to, informs the website of “Belarus-Indymedia”.

Let us remind you that Maxim Vetkin, Yauhen Silivonchyk, Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dzyadok and Alyaksandr Frantskevch are accused of arsons in a few administrative buildings in the capital and of throwing “Molotov cocktails” at the Russian Embassy to Minsk. The guys are facing up to 12 years of imprisonment.