Belarusians are now being tried all over the country for expressing their citizenship, for solidarity, for performing professional activities. It could be your neighbor, classmate, colleague, friend.
Trials of Babariko headquarters volunteers are also about to begin.
The court must ensure the publicity of the trial and allow non-participants and journalists to attend an open trial. Unreasonable restrictions on citizens’ access to the courtroom are prohibited.
Most trials were open to the public, and any citizen could, under the law, attend the hearing with a passport. In practice, however, because of the large number of listeners, some people may be prevented from doing so by the fact that they have run out of seats in the hall, or by reference to a coronavirus.
Coming to court is a form of solidarity with political prisoners and their families, as well as the right of citizens. We are together!