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White Legion members prosecuted for creation of illegal armed group

A criminal case under article 287 - the creation of an illegal armed formation - was initiated against members of White Legion, reads the newspaper "SB. Belarus Today."

This fact is called extraordinary, because this is the first time in the history of sovereign Belarus.

The investigators established the creation of a deeply conspiratorial organization with a clear hierarchy, rigid discipline, the ideological foundation and armament.

The Belarusian authorities held 35 people suspected of preparation of mass riots. Searches of their apartments showed some of them had different types of small arms, grenades, explosives and smoke grenades, body armor and camouflage uniforms. The entire arsenal was intended for combat in urban environments.

It is also known that under the guise of military-patriotic education in field camps, members of the organization took military training, studying the same arsenal and wanted to use it on March 25. The investigation continues.

White Legion members prosecuted for creation of illegal armed group