Minsk Central District Court rejected the request of former presidential candidate and leader of the campaign “Tell the truth!” Uladzimir Niklajeu to institute criminal proceedings in connection with the attack on his person on December 19, 2010, gives BelaPAN.
Uladzimir Niklajeu, was beaten and kidnapped during the 2010 election.
Uladzimir Niklajeu wanted the court to cancel the decision of a prosecution agency that refused to initiate a criminal case against the persons who had kidnapped and beaten him. The ex-candidate thinks he was beaten by officers of security services: they wore masks and the police nearby didn’t react to them. Unconscious Uladzimir Niklajeu was taken to hospital. He was kidnapped from there and taken to the KGB jail.
The politician told Belsat TV channel that when he was in the KGB jail he filed a request to a prosecutor’s office asking to initiate a criminal case against the persons involved in the incident. He filed another request just after his release. Uladzimir Niklajeu filed five requests, but the prosecutor’s office refused to initiate a criminal case saying that they had no proofs that law-enforcement officers were involved in the incident.
Uladzimir Niklajeu said he did not hope for a positive outcome of the trial, but stressed that people should apply to courts to have documentary proofs of claims to the Belarusian regime: “If the situation is changed, loud words will not be enough. We will need evidence” – he said.