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A trade union activist is accused of promoting extremist activity

Today Grodna regional court tried the activist of Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) Maksim Senik. He is charged with facilitation of extremist activity and insulting Lukashenka.

According to the human rights activists, the trial over Maksim Senik, who was detained last autumn, began today. The activist of the independent trade union is charged under three articles of the criminal code: 368 part. 1 – Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus; 361 p.4 p.m. 2 – Assistance to extremist activity; 361 part 4 p. 1 – Facilitation of extremist activity. He faces up to 7 years in prison.

Maksim Senik, a 44-year-old man, was taken into custody and placed in a detention center in Grodna prison № 1. Earlier, pro-government Telegram-channels spread video, in which a morally broken activist pleaded guilty to his opposition activities to the authorities.

The trial was held by the judge of the Grodna Regional Court Mikalay Rachynski.

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