News for October 2007

26.10.2007 Supreme Court Turns Down Complaint of Human Rights Defenders about Registration of Viasna

Despite the fact that during the trial the human rights defenders refuted practically all arguments of the Ministry, and representative of the Ministry failed to answer numerous questions of the founders, the Supreme Court decided in favor of the Ministry of Justice.

25.10.2007 Court to Continue Consideration of Student’s Suit on November 2.

Centralny court of Homel will continue the hearing of the suit filed by straight-A student Zmitser Zhaleznichenka against his expulsion on November 2nd.

25.10.2007 Mahiliou Regional Court Turns Down Salauyou’s Complaint

Mahiliou regional court turned down cassation complaint of Zmitser Salauyou, deputy head of Mahiliou city BPF Party.

25.10.2007 Narodnaya Volia Journalists Can’t Go Abroad

Employees of the independent newspaper Narodnaya Volia can not receive the stamp that permits to go abroad for three weeks already. The department for citizenship and migration explains, the documents are checked by the Committee for State Security (KGB).

24.10.2007 Minister of Education Calls Classic Belarusian Language “Unlawful”

Today the Chamber of Representatives passed the Law “About Rules of Belarusian Orthography and Punctuation” in the first reading.

24.10.2007 Ministry of Justice Denied Registration for Milinkevich’s Movement One More Time

The Minsitry of Justice refused to register the Movement for Freedom. The ground for denial is the fact that “the founding conference of the organization was carried out in a forest on the territory of not functioning summer camp with violation of the Law “About Mass Events in the Republic of Belarus”.

24.10.2007 Political Prisoner Andrei Klimau’s Health Gets Worse

Andrei Klimau is waiting for letters from you.

24.10.2007 Hrodna Officials Fail to Come to Diplomatic Party

Belarusian officials were the only ones who did nto come to wish farewell to Polish Consul general

24.10.2007 Krychau Police Supports Independent Newspaper

Review of Volny Horad pages

24.10.2007 Hrodna Student Expelled for Participation in “Rescue Hrodna!” Campaign

One more politically motivated expulsion in Hrodna

24.10.2007 Cattle-breeders Receive Dead Claves as Salary

Farm management forced workers to buy dead cattle

23.10.2007 Student Summoned for KGB Interrogation

Zmitser Padrez, a college student from Miadzel, was summoned by KGB for interrogation.

23.10.2007 Psychic Hospital for Politics?

Homel youth activist Andrei Tsianiuta will be sent to hospital for examination of hispsychic health. The young man who faces a criminal charge of participation in an unregistered organization, learned that from his lawyer Siarhei Krasnou.

23.10.2007 Krystsina Shatsikava to Sue Belarusian Television

Well-known opposition activist Krystsina Shatsikava is going to sue the Belarusian Television company. Besides that, she plans to complain about the principal of the school where her children go to, and the administration of the psychiatric hospital where she was kept during detention this spring.

23.10.2007 Viasna Demands Hearings in Belarusian language

Today the Supreme Court of Belarus began hearings of the complaint against the actions of the Ministry of Justice, which refused to register the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

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