The trial of two Russian citizens charged with involvement in mass riots in the Belarusian capital Minsk on December 19, the day of the presidential election in Belarus, is resuming Thursday.
Artyom Breus and Ivan Gaponov face up to 8 years in prison if found guilty.
Russia reacted angrily to their detention. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed the charges brought against Breus and Gaponov as unserious.
Observers of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will attend Thursday’s hearing, Interfax reports.
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