News for December 2007

27.12.2007 Entrepreneurs to strike after negotiations with authorities

Viktar Harbachou confirmed the entrepreneurs are going to stop their work from 1 to 15 January.

26.12.2007 Young People Picket Ministry of Internal Affairs and KGB

Activists of the civil campaign “Jeans for Freedom” were picketing Penal Jurisdiction department. Young people were standing with portraits of the political prisoner Artur Finkevich.

21.12.2007 Charhinets wins millions of rubles in court

“Novy Chas” is to pay Charhinets 50 million roubles. Journalist Aliaksandr Tamkovich must pay 1 million roubles.

20.12.2007 Harsh sentence to Artur Finkevich. 1.5 years of jail

Young Front activist Artur Finkevich is sentenced to 1.5 years in a penal colony.

20.12.2007 Prosecutor demands 2 years of imprisonment for Finkevich

Artur Finkevich is to say his last statement on trial today.

19.12.2007 Artur Finkevich to Be Tried on December 20

The trial will start at 10.30 a.m., on December 20th, 2007 at Kastrychnitski court of Mahiliou.

19.12.2007 Criminal Cases against Three Activists Renewed

Cases against Homel regional activists began the second dozen of criminal cases against Young Front members.  

19.12.2007 Six categories restricted to travel abroad

The databank about citizens of Belarus who are temporarily restricted to travel abroad includes 6 categories of persons.

19.12.2007 UN General Assembly condemned violation of human rights in Belarus

The United Nations General Assembly voted 72-33 with 78 abstentions in favor of resolution condemning violation of human rights in Belarus. The document was approved by a majority vote.

 

 

18.12.2007 New Criminal Case in Hrodna

Today a new criminal case was instigated in Hrodna. Aliaksei Sarnou, 23, is charged under Article 341 of the Criminal Code for graffiti on the walls. He wrote just two words: “Return Benefits”.

17.12.2007 10 days for leaflets dedicated to market vendors’ protest rally


17.12.2007 Belarusians deprived of their last benefits

Commutation tickets, benefits for veterans, and cards for free medicines are no longer in force since December 17th. The number of people with benefits for utility payments, health care and communication services has been reduced.

17.12.2007 Freedom to Political Prisoners

Many actions were held in Minks and other cities of Belarus on December 16th, the Day of Belarusian Solidarity.

17.12.2007 Entrepreneurs to Strike on December 19th

Anatol Shumchanka, leader of Perspektyva movement, urged all entrepreneurs to take part in the strike on December 19th.

17.12.2007 Zmitser Fedaruk Files Complaint to Prosecutor’s Office

Today Zmitser Fedaruk filed a compolaint to Centralny prosecutor’s office of Minsk with the request to examine the case and start legal proceedings against OMON officers, whose illegal actions led to his physical injuries. 

 

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