The Trial over Maksim Dashuk

The trial over Maksim Dashuk, activist of youth organization European Belarus is scheduled at 2.15 p.m., June, 1st 2008, in the Maskouski district court of Minsk (Gazety Praudy 27).
Youth activist Maksim Dashuk (under age) was charged with violations of the rules of serving punishment. This is article 415 of the Criminal Code, according to which Dashuk M. can face from six months to three years in prison.
Maksim Dashuk was presented accusation on 23 February. Dashuk received some warnings for violation of the rules of serving home arrest.
The activist said about the reasons for his arrest: ‘I got all warnings for I was out when I must have been at home. I was allowed to leave the flat only two hours a day, but I had to help my mother, as my father died in April. I didn’t have a job, I am minor, and I’m not registered in Minsk.’
The youth activist was thrown into a pre-trial detention center in Minsk on the day the accusation was presented. Next day, a prosecutor decided to release him on his own recognizance.
It should be reminded that in 2008 the under-aged Maksim Dashuk was sentenced to 1.5 years of restriction of liberty without sending to a correctional facility for participation in a peaceful protest rally of entrepreneurs.
Amnesty International recognized Maksim Dashuk a prisoner of conscience. The statement by the organization mentions his names among names of other 11 participants of the Process of 14, remaining under home arrest today. They can be thrown into prison for any violation of the rules.
Maksim Dashuk is just 17 years old. Maksim may face up to 3 years of imprisonment.