‘Extremist reposting’ case in Hrodna: Trial pushed off


Ales Dzyanisau.

The case of freelance journalist, musician and Belsat TV contributor Ales Dzyanisau will be heard on November, 2. The defendant has received the updated information about the trial details on Monday in an SMS message.

As reported earlier, the Hrodna police initiated an administrative case against the freelancer.

The reason for the administrative case was Dzyanisau’s allegedly reposting something from an anarchist community profile in Vkontakte social network. At the moment, the profile is blocked, and it is impossible to verify the fact of reposting.

The man is unaware of which anarchist publication or article is the case, he told belsat.eu. The music has looked through all his posts and reposts for the year of 2018 and found nothing that would fit the description in the police protocol. Dzyanisau has not been summoned to the court yet.

In early October, a policeman who failed to introduce himself contacted the under-age daughter of Ales Dzyanisau and informed her of a criminal case which had allegedly been opened against him. The unknown police officer talked tough and intimidated the girl who is still in shock after the conversation.

“In my opinion, such behavior of a law enforcement officer is nothing but an attempt to exert psychological pressure on my family and me and to disturb our peace. Apparently, they are set to prevent me from performing my activity as a musician of DZIECIUKI musical band,” the freelancer said.

In July, the police conducted searches at Belsat TV contributors Alyaksandr Dzyanisau and Alyaksei Kairys. They were detained by people in civilian clothes in the afternoon and spent 2,5 hours in the police precinct. Then the police went to conduct searches in their homes. Law enforcers seized 3 computers, phones, hard drive and flash drives. The search was carried out as part of the investigation into two cases — work without accreditation and insult. Probably, it is about the insulting the head of the service station of Leninsky district of Hrodna, Svyatlana Zhylinskaya, who was mentioned in the story of Belsat published in April, 2018.


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