News for 2 Feb 2009
02.02.2009 Office of Prosecutor General refuses to exclude Anatol Liabedzka from ‘black list’
The Office of the Prosecutor General refused to exclude the leader of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka from the list of the persons restricted for foreign traveling.
02.02.2009 Will Justice Ministry register ‘Nasha Viasna’?
The Ministry of Justice is sending letters to the founders of Nasha Viasna (Our Spring) NGO. Judging by the its preceding practice in registration of NGOs, such actions seem to be aimed at finding some inaccuracies concerning the constituent assembly that was held by the initiators of the establishment of the NGO.
02.02.2009 Alexander Barazenka detained
Alexander Barazenka, activist of the civil campaign Europena Belarus and a figurant of the ‘process of 14’, has been detained today in the center of Minsk.
02.02.2009 Pickets in support of "Volnaye Hlybokaye" are banned
Hlybokaye district executive committee refused to authorize the pickets in defense of a non-state newspaper Volnaye Hlybokaye at the town market, where the newspaper is distributed.
02.02.2009 Youth protest against politically motivated drafts into the army
More than a dozen of activists of the unregistered organization Young Front held participated in the action of protest opposite the building of the Ministry of Defense. They stood there with the banner ‘No to political army drafting!’ and chanted ‘Freedom to Shyla! Freedom to Franak! Freedom to Khvedaruk!’
02.02.2009 Union of Poles under Surveillance?
On 31 January the citizens of Poland, teachers Piotr Borania and Galina Zajkowska were deported from Belarus. The official reason is that their having moved to a new apartment.
02.02.2009 Masty: authorities provide no legal address for registration of NGO
Masty district executive committee refused to provide a legal address for registration of the NGO For European Mastoushchyna.
02.02.2009 Minsk: authorities increase rent for entrepreneurs of “Manetka” shopping center
The administration of Minsk shopping center refused to prolong the rent agreement with an entrepreneur Halina Babitskaya. Babitskaya associates it with a recent article by Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belorussii.