Chairman of Salihorsk BLS: Ministry of Education and people seem to be living in different countries
Salihorsk organization of the Belarusian Language Society received a response from the Ministry of Education to its statement on the need to give the Belarusian language is not a declarative, but an effective status of a state language and ensure the equality of the two state languages in all spheres of life.
Biaroza District Executive Committee dismissed the appeal of the local human rights activists for holding a picket of solidarity with political prisoners on August 4, the International Day of Solidarity with Belarusian Civil Society.
Local human rights activists have received information about the order to the enterprises of Salihorsk district to collect signatures of voters for the nomination of the candidacy of the incumbent head of state for the presidential elections.
Valiantsin Stefanovich: "Not only the observer should be able to monitor the counting of votes, but the procedure itself should be transparent"
Last week, the CEC Secretary Mikalai Lazavik said in a talk show on the ONT TV channel that observers should be possible to directly observe the counting of votes.
The state-owned media of Salihorsk have been actively covering the collecting signatures in support of the initiative group of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Meanwhile, representatives of the opposition candidates do not receive airtime or opportunity to comment.
The management of the Babrujsk-based plant of tractor parts and units continues harassing members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus. Over the past two years, the employer has got rid of several trade union activists by refusing to extend their labor contracts. But the last two cases were “the height of cynicism and humiliation of all norms of human morality," say local members of the FTU.