Thursday, September 15, 2011

Defendants Believed to Be Scapegoats, Face Death Penalty in Belarus

The trial of the so-called subway-bombers began in Minsk, Belarus. Two defendants are accused of plotting the explosion in the Minsk subway in April 2011 that took 15 lives and wounded 300. The case investigation and all pre-trial procedures took only 5 months. The same defendants are accused of all major terrorist acts that took place in Belarus within the past 5-7 years. They are facing the death penalty, and their trial is perceived to be unfair and unjust.

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