Stanislau Shushkevich to stand trial in Minsk

Stanislau Shushkevich, first head of independent Belarus, chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada, will be put to trial in Minsk for taking part in the founding meeting of the Belarusian National Congress, which was held on May 15 in the Yanka Kupala Park.

The administrative case of Shushkevich will be reviewe in the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk at 9:00 on 24 May. The politician is accused of participating in an unauthorized street action and insubordination to police demands. Similar trials are also awaiting some other members of Congress, BelaPAN informs.

As is known, the event organizers were unable to obtain permission to conduct it in the building, so they were forced to meet in the park. Its purpose was consolidation of opposition forces. Among the participants were the leaders of the opposition, Mikalai Statkevich, Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Vyachaslau Siuchyk.