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|DECEMBER ACTION IN MINSK|
|Written by yakizdatTV|
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In the evening of December 2, 2011, the art-group “Lipovy Tsvet” conducted a campaign to rename the station "Octyabrskaya" in the Minsk subway to "Konovalov’s and Kovalev’s".
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On Wednesday, November 30, the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced Dmitri Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalev, having found them guilty of committing the April terrorist act in Minsk subway. It took the court 4 hours to bring a verdict on the most high-profile case in the history of Belarus. They can be granted a pardon only by the President of Belarus.
The case painfully resembles more the “stile“ of the state’s secret services. It is based on not proved accusations, reveals “mercifulness” of the power structures and “fights” of pro-Western fighters for human rights – all it tends to frighten those who disobey. It shows that there are no declared oppositions in the western and totalitarian state – this is a single body of human oppression.