Defense of Znak and Kolesnikova called the verdict to the opposition illegal

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Defense of Znak and Kolesnikova called the verdict to the opposition illegal

Representatives of the defense of members of the presidium of the coordinating council of the Belarusian opposition Maxim Znak and Maria Kolesnikova consider the sentence against their clients illegal. This was stated by the lawyer Yevgeny Pylchenko.

“This verdict is illegal and unfounded, it is not based on evidence. During the trial, neither their guilt, nor even the commission of the crimes they were charged with was not confirmed, ”TASS quoted him as saying.

As noted by the defender, the verdict will be appealed to the Supreme Court.

Earlier, Znak and Kolesnikova were sentenced to 10 and 11 years in prison, respectively.

According to the prosecutor's office, no later than July 16, 2020, together with other persons, they entered into a conspiracy to seize state power in an unconstitutional way.

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