The issue was reported by the head of Luniniec district branch of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Vital Kalinouski, who tried to get Luniniec District Executive Committee register his appeals for holding pickets on July 16-17 with the aim to draw people to the team of a potential candidate for president Tatsiana Karatkevich.
The Department of Education, Sports and Tourism of Baranavičy City Executive Committee strictly ordered the administration of the city's schools to send their pupils to participate in the annual holiday parade of veterans on the Independence Day.
Baranavičy: civil society activist wants to analyze peculiarities of collecting signatures for Lukashenka's candidacy
June 30, Mikalai Charnavus, a civil society activist from Baranavičy, filed a written appeal for his inclusion in the electioneering team of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. The same day he handed the appeal to an officer of the general department of Baranavičy City Executive Committee.
Belarusian human rights activists, who are taking part in the Human Rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine, render various kinds of assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the occupied territory – the zone of the anti-terrorist operation, who currently reside in Kharkiv.
Human rights activists: “We want to perceive the statement of the authorities that the elections should go quietly as the absence of human rights violations”
July 1, a press-conference, dedicated to the start of the campaign for monitoring the presidential elections in Belarus was held at the office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
Administration of the President has again left without consideration the report of the Salihorsk BHC representatives regarding the observance of the rights of Belarusian-speaking citizens in the area, which they sent to the office of the President after correcting the formal defects.
According to Pavel Sapelka, lawyer at the Human Rights Center "Viasna", political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich cannot be amnestied, however, saying that Statkevich has to write a petition so that Lukashenka could release him is wrong, because according to the existing legislation, Mikalai Statkevich can not only be released without any petitions but also returned to political life.
The Presidium of the Salihorsk District Council of Deputies has not granted a request of Leanid Markhotka, local representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, to abolish illegal restrictions on street protests imposed by the district executive committee. The human rights activist is going to write to the Minsk Regional Council of Deputies.