News for 4 Dec 2008
04.12.2008 Barysau: opposition activist is tried in absentia
At the end of November Sviatlana Danilava, a well-known distributor of the independent press from Barysau, received by mail the verdict of Pershamaiski district court of Minsk by which she was fined 700 000 rubles (about $330) for distribution of pre-electoral leaflets with calls to boycott. In the verdict it is also stated that she had not come to the trial.
04.12.2008 Civil activist’s lawsuit concerning election falsifications is turned down
Former opposition MP candidate, representative of the Belarusian Popular Front party was disallowed a claim against the head and the secretary of the polling station election commission.
04.12.2008 Brest: civil activists are fined for protesting
On 3 December the judge of the Leninski district of Brest Andrei Vasiliuk delivered a decision to fine each of three participants of the picket in Lenin square of Brest 70 000 rubles (about $33).
04.12.2008 Financial crisis touches personnel of ‘Atlant’ refrigerator plant
The workers of Atlant have to have unpaid vacations for three weeks. According to the workers, the administration explains it with the financial crisis.
04.12.2008 Navapolatsk:: opposition activists unlawfully kept at sobering station all night
The chairman of Navapolatsk branch of BPF Youth (youth wing of the BPF Party) Mikhas Novikau and a member of the organization Andrus Halavyryn had to sped a night in a sobering station.
04.12.2008 Baranavichy: attempt of unlawful search at human rights activist’s apartment
As human rights activist from Baranavichy Syarhei Housha has said that today, a policeman came to his apartment with an intention to search it. He planned to search forbidden literature which allegedly is kept in his apartment.