News for 26 Feb 2008
26.02.2008 A. Zdvizhkou: "I Will Breathe Calm As Soon As I Leave the Territory of Belarus…"
A. Zdvizhkou is going to leave Belarus, to change his citizenship and to leave the journalist trade in the nearest future. He told about that to his colleagues during his first press-conference after the release from prison, held at the Central Office of Belarusian Association of Journalists on February 25, 2008.
26.02.2008 Aliaksandr Kazulin: I do not have hate for Lukashenka
liaksandr Kazulin is not doing to apply for early release, but he is ready to sit down to the round table of negotiations with the regime.
“There won’t be an application for early release from me ever. I am an innocent man,” the political prisoner, leader of the Belarusian Social Democratic party (Hramada), a former presidential candidate Aliaksandr Kazulin said in an interview to BelaPAN.
26.02.2008 Navumau’s threat to launch 50 criminal cases against action participants slowly coming true
he human rights center “Viasna” found out, investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs started interrogating suspects on the criminal case under Article 342 of the Criminal Code “organization or active participation in group actions that seriously violate the public order”. The criminal case was instigated after the rally and march of entrepreneurs that took place on January 10th in Minsk. According to our information, 12 people are suspected. Today three of the suspected – Uladzimir Siarheyeu, Ales Straltsou, and Mikhas Kryvau -- were summoned to investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for interrogation.
26.02.2008 Minsk city executive committee made no decision on Iryna Kazulina’s burial
Minsk city executive committee said to the relatives of political prisoner’s wife Iryna Kazulina, the decision on allowing burial “is not within their competence.” The Kazulins family is sending a request to the Council of Ministers.
26.02.2008 Service in memory of Iryna Kazulina to start on February 26, 8.00 p.m.
Iryna Kazulina’s burial service will stake place on February 27. The visitation will take place at the St. Simon and St. Helene Catholic Church (the Red Church)from February 26th, 8 p.m. till February 27th, noon.
26.02.2008 Alaksandar Kazulin Released to Bury his Wife
Alaksandar Kazulin, who had been released by the administration of the colony "Vitba-3" for three days to bury his wife Iryna, was conveyed to Minsk on the night of February 26. Iryna had died after a serious illness on February 23.