Prosecutor Uladzimir Saikouski made a motion on Thursday to postpone the trial against human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, who is accused of tax evasion, in connection with bringing a new charge against him. He did not say whether Bialiatski would be accused of violating another article or the claim will be specified. He juste stated that the new charge will considerably differing from the old ones.
Ales Bialiatski’s colleague Valyantsin Stefanovich thinks that a new charge may be tightened or softened. The human rights activist supposed that Ales Bialiatski can be accused of violating article 193 of the Criminal Code (activity on behalf of unregistered organization). Other members of human rights centre “Viasna ” may be also accused of violating this article.
Trial of Ales Bialiatski has been postponed to November 16.