Appetite for revenge

Andrey Molchan, the opposition activist beaten by policemen on May 19, 2012, is accused of disobedience to police officers which can result in his arrest.

Fingers itch

On June 24, 2012 policemen served Molchan a protocol in accordance with which the young man is charged with disobedience to police officers. It is noteworthy that the a month has passed since the activist was brutally beaten. The policemen detained Andrey Molchan near Pershamayski store in Minsk and beat him after he unfolded a white-red-white flag in solidarity with Siarhei Kavalenka, the imprisoned Vitsebsk oppositionist.

As a result, Andrey Molchan had a jaw fracture and craniocerebral trauma. But later the doctor told the activist that his jaw fracture is prevalent. As for Andrey, he asserts that he had no jaw fracture before.

On May 28, 2012 two administrative protocols were drawn up on Molchan’s reported using bad language and unsanctioned picketing. The policemen’s actions received wall-to-wall independent media coverage. In response, one more protocol has come to hand.

Tit for tat

The policemen who had served the protocol to his flat admitted that it was not them who had drawn it up, Andrey Molchan told Belsat TV. The Belarusian Investigation Committee turns out to have delivered the order.

The badly-hit man suspects police of having revenged on him: “I did not expect the latest protocol to have been drawn up. I was totally shocked that the Investigation Committee is conduction an inspection. I believe it to be revenge because they were not able to prove anything and could not leave it. I am afraid they might come [to university – Belsat] and take me from the last exam depriving me the opportunity to sit it,” he said.


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