News for 4 Nov 2008
04.11.2008 Homel: court justifies bans of opposition’s pickets
On 3 November the deputy head of Tsentralny district court of Homel Siarhei Shytsikau upheld the refuse of Homel city executive committee to authorize pickets which the opposition intended to hold within the frame of the electoral campaign. The applications for authorization of pickets were file by the democratic activists Andrei Tolchyn, Piatro Kuzniatsou, Natallia Shchukina and Alexander Protska.
04.11.2008 Mass dactiloscopy in Masty
All workers of state enterprises in Masty have to give their finger- and palm prints. Police officers refer to an order of the head of the police department to take fingerprints from all males aged 30-55.
04.11.2008 Court turns down suit of Brest oppositionists
Leninski district court of Brest considered the complaints of Brest opposition activists Zhana Abramava and Vital Symonik. Abramava and Symonik appealed against the ban of their picket by Brest city executive committee. They intended to hold the action on 7 May near the Belarus cinema in Savetskaya Street and dedicate it to the anniversary of disappearance of the ex-minister of interior Yury Zakharanka. Bear in mind that a number of high state officials are suspected in relation to this crime. The official ground for the executive committee’s refusal was that the only authorized place for mass actions in Brest was the Locomotive stadium.
04.11.2008 Baranavichy: ‘Young Front’ activists are beaten on return from Dziady action
Activists of the Young Front Yury Bahdanovich and Siamion Bylinski were brutally beaten up after they returned to Baranavichy from the protest rally Dziady in Minsk.