Maksim Filatov, who is considering the case, went to the advisory room to make a decision about the sentence.

The verdict will be announced

on October 17

, reports the human rights center "Viasna".

On September 19, the process was closed.

The lawyers are under a bond of non-extradition.

That's why information about how much the prosecutor invited for the accused is secret.

Earlier, there was a discussion whether some of those involved in the case could face the death penalty.

Part 3 of Article 289 ("Act of Terrorism"), which is charged with some of the participants in the case, provides for such a punishment.

Only two of the accused in the "Autukhovich case" fully admitted their guilt.

Some prisoners stated that they were beaten and tortured after their detention, as well as the terrible conditions in the pre-trial detention center, in which they are still being held.

Several participants were repeatedly punished with "hundreds" in prison.

Vladimer Gundar and Mykola Autukhovich each went on hunger strike for several weeks.

The trial lasted more than four months.

The main thing about the "Autukhovich case"

On the evening of December 8, 2020, the state media reported on the detention of the "Autukhovich group".

According to them, behind the burning of a policeman's house in Vaukavysk and the blowing up of a police officer's car in Hrodna is a group led by Vaukavysk businessman and former political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich.

First, the Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case according to Part 2 of Art.

218 of the Criminal Code "Intentional damage to property committed in a way that is dangerous to the general public".

Then the Prosecutor General's Office requalified him for Part 1 of Art.

289 — "Act of terrorism", which provides imprisonment for up to 15 years.

At the beginning of February, an updated list of organizations and individuals involved in terrorist activities appeared on the website of the KGB of Belarus.

According to the KGB, apart from Autukhovich himself, his "group" included 12 people.

Among them

, Siarhei Razanovich

, his wife


and adult son


, who allegedly helped Autukhovich hide from law enforcement officers.

Uladzimer Gundar

and the former activist of the Ukrainian Communist Party, resident of the Krup district

, Volga Mayorova

, knew Autukhovich, were in contact with him and, according to the investigation, may be involved in the crime that he allegedly prepared.