Trial of Three Defendants in "Case on December 19" to Resume on March 2

02.03.2011 09:33

Trial of three defendants in "case on December 19," Aleksandr Atroshchankau, Dmitri Novikov and Aleksandr Molchanov, adjourned till 10:00 on March 2. The decision was taken on March 1 in the court of Frunzenski district of Minsk, where the judicial process had been carried out. 

March 2, court will continue listening to the testimony of witnesses, view video materials, examine other evidence, after which the prosecution and the defense will proceed to debate, BelTA informs.

Meanwhile, according to the prosecution, Atroshchankau, Molchanov and Novick acted in concern with prior agreement with a group of persons. It is the version the prosecution will stick to in the trial of the alleged involvement of these three defendants in an unsanctioned rally on December 19, informed the public prosecutor, Tatiana Molodtseva.

However, it is difficult to say whether they will be sentenced on March 2, or the court proceedings will continue.

As Telegraf previously reported, the figurant in «case on December 19,» Aleksandr Molchanov fully admited his guilt, while Dmitri Novikov partially acknowledged his guilt.

Judge Tatiana Cherkass is in charge of the process, Molodtsova represents the prosecution. Lawyers Bylin, Stankovic, Mushinski defend the accused. The leader of the Movement «For Freedom» Aliaksandr Milinkevich, representatives of the diplomatic missions of the USA, Latvia, the Czech Republic and other countries came at the trial on March 1.