News for 12 Sep 2007
12.09.2007 Minsk: Police Detain Participants of Flash-mob in Honor of Dziarzhynski’s Birthday
On 12 September near a monument to Felix Dziarzhynski in the center of Minsk the riot police detained the youth activists of the Belarusian People’s Front Party Aliaksandr Klimovich, Nasta Ptushka, Katsiaryna Ramasheuskaya, Stsiapan Svidzerski, Makar Vauchok and Franak Viachorka and took them to Leninski district police department of Minsk.
12.09.2007 Orsha: Pushkin and Yanusheuski Receive 7 Days of Jail for ‘Petty Hooliganism’
The administrative trial over the artist Ales Pushkin and the public activist Aliaksey Yanusheuski is over. According to a human rights activist Vasil Leuchankou, the police took the detainees to the court through the duty entrance, without informing the public about the beginning of the trial. Human rights activists composed an appeal against the ‘closed’ nature of the trial and passed it to the chancellery of Orhsa court. They managed to get to the trial only after a break.
12.09.2007 US to Strengthen Sanctions on Lukashenka’s Officials
The USA is to strengthen sanctions on Lukashenka’s Belarus until its authorities start abiding by democratic norms. According to the ITAR-TASS that was declared by official representative of the US Department of State Sean McCormack.