During his trial, a Belarusian activist unexpectedly surprised everyone by attempting suicide in front of an audience.
Setiapan Latibau got a pen yesterday, Tuesday in poked his neck as he sat in the dock of the court, like the Viasna Center for Human Rights in Belarus in protest against political oppression and threatens the authorities to persecute his relatives.
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Latibao was carried out of the building and in brought an ambulance to later in to be taken to a hospital where die Doctors him according to the center in put in a medically induced coma.
Threat of opening criminal proceedings
For her part, his lawyer Olga Batyuk refused to comment on his condition.
Latibau had told his father that during the trial and before he stabbed himself die Investigators threatened to open criminal proceedings against his relatives and aides if he refused to die Admit guilt like die Associated Press reported.
The opposition activist is charged with inciting acts die against die Violating public order and defying the police and other charges can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.
It is reported that Latibao since September in Detention is after it was arrested during massive protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The protests broke out after Lukashenko, after the August elections, die die Opposition as fraudulent had won a sixth term as president.
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