Initiated as part of a special proceeding, the absentee trial on the "Coordinating Council case" will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Minsk City Court, such information is posted on the website of the Supreme Court.
The process will be in absentia, as all the participants are outside the borders of Belarus.
Their case was investigated as part of "special investigation".
The accused are ordered to take their identity cards with them and appear in court at the address: st.
Dunina-Martsinkevicha, d. 1, building.
The democratic leader of the country,
, is accused according to several articles of the Criminal Code: treason against the state, mass riots, creation of an extremist formation, inciting enmity, conspiracy to seize power, calls for sanctions.
The head of the People's Anti-Crisis Leadership
, Pavel Latushka
, is accused of calling for sanctions, inciting enmity, accepting bribes, and creating an extremist organization.
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Latushka about the "trial in absentia" against him, Tikhonovskaya and other participants in the "Coordinating Council case"
The prosecutor's office stated that "
at different times entered into a secret criminal conspiracy, including with other persons, with the aim of seizing state power."
What is "Special Conduct and Absentee Process"
As the authorities explain, "special proceedings are the conduct of a criminal case against the accused who is outside the borders of the Republic of Belarus and avoids appearing before the body conducting the criminal proceedings":
In July 2022, Alexander Lukashenko signed the law on changes to the Criminal Procedure Code, which allow Belarusians living abroad to be tried in absentia.
On September 27, it became known who is included in the first list for the court in absentia.
All of them are considered by the authorities to be administrators of the "Black Book of Belarus" telegram channel.
On December 12, the first trial in absentia will begin in Belarus: five defendants in the "Black Book of Belarus" case will be summoned to the Minsk City Court on December 12 at 10:00.
The first list for trial in absentia includes the editor of the "extremist" TG channel "Punishers of Belarus" and YouTube channel "Wild Hunt", Yanina Sazanovich, employee of "Black Book of Belarus" Danila Bagdanovich, creator of the sports portal by.
com and media manager Dmitry Navosh, as well as Olga Vysotskaya and Valeria Zanyamonskaya.
The authorities consider them administrators of the Telegram channel "Black Book of Belarus".
Similar cases were also started against Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya, Pavel Latushka, Olga Kovalkova, Sergei Dileuski, Maria Moroz, as well as participants and managers of the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Fund;
human rights center "Viasna";
Telegram channel Nexta;
Also, special proceedings were initiated against the famous athlete, Olympic medalist in swimming Alexandra Gerasimeni.
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On the day Tsikhanovskaya's trial begins, she is participating in the international economic forum in Davos.
She is the first representative of Belarus in 30 years.
The last time Belarus was represented in Davos in 1992 by
Today, in the main program of the Swiss forum, she will speak on the topic "In defense of Europe" together with the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, North Macedonia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain.
In addition to
, the leaders of 52 states and about 600 CEOs of international companies and corporations will take part in the forum, her press service writes.
Who is Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya
Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya is a Belarusian politician, a former candidate for the presidency of Belarus.
Now is in Lithuania.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was born in 1982 in Mikashevichi (Brest Oblast).
On May 15, 2020, after the Central Election Commission refused to register Svetlana's husband, the imprisoned leader of the "Strana dlya zhizni" campaign blogger Sergey Tsikhanovsky, Svetlana submitted documents for the registration of the initiative group on her own behalf.
On May 20, her group was registered.
On May 29, the head of her election headquarters, Syarhei, was arrested again.
Tsikhanovskaya was registered as a presidential candidate on July 14, 2020.
After the arrest of presidential contender Viktar Babarika and the flight abroad of another contender, Valero Tsapkala, their headquarters merged with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya's headquarters.
The joint headquarters conducted a successful election campaign with thousands of rallies in large and small cities of Belarus under white-red-white flags.
According to the official data of the CEC, in the elections Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya won 10.09%, and Alexander Lukashenko - 80.08%.
Tsikhanovskaya refused to recognize these results and on August 10 personally went to the CEC to appeal them.
The politician did not return from the Central Committee.
The contact with her disappeared, a few hours later in the lobby of the Central Committee she informed that she had "made a decision" and left in an unknown direction.
On August 11, it became known that she is in Lithuania.
Two video messages of Tsikhanovskaya were published, one of which was recorded in the Central Election Commission after a conversation with two high-ranking security forces, in which Tsikhanovskaya urges the demonstrators not to go out into the streets.
On August 11, the leadership of Lithuania stated that Tsikhanovskaya recorded the appeals under pressure and blackmail.
A few days after the actual "deportation" to Lithuania, Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya declared that she was taking on the role of "national leader".
On August 18, on the initiative of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the Coordination Council for the Transition of Power was established in Belarus.
On September 10, 2020, the Seimas of Lithuania voted to recognize Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya as the elected leader of Belarus.
Since September 2020, Tsikhanovskaya has made working visits to dozens of countries of the world and met with their leaders.
Among them are French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, High Representative of the European Union Joseph Burrell, US President Joe Biden, and others.
Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya contacted active people in Belarus during the protests of 2020 and 2021, appointed her representatives to maintain solidarity with social and professional groups in the country.
Tsikhanovskaya advocated holding new transparent presidential elections in Belarus under international control and actively called on the international community to participate in the organization of negotiations with the current leadership of Belarus.
For two years, Tsikhanovskaya, her headquarters and initiatives related to her helped political prisoners, took part in a number of humanitarian and political initiatives.
She opposed the falsified constitutional referendum initiated by Lukashenko in 2022.
In February 2022, Tsikhanovskaya condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine and the complicity of A. Lukashenka's regime in it, and in March 2022, she founded the Belarusian Anti-War Movement.
In April 2022, Tsikhanovskaya stated at the UN Security Council conference that "the south of Belarus is actually under Russian occupation."
Tsikhanovskaya conducted successful negotiations with the Polish government and achieved special conditions for the arrival and legalization of Belarusians who disagree with Lukashenka's regime.
In August 2022, Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya created the United Transitional Cabinet and named four of its representatives.
In November 2022, Tsikhanovskaya called herself the president-elect for the first time