News for 4 Mar 2009
04.03.2009 Valiantsin Stefanovich: no one can prohibit human rights activities to me
Lawyer Valiantsin Stefanovich, one of the founders of the civil human rights association Nasha Viasna, gave the following commentary concerning the registration denial:
04.03.2009 Authorities stage fake public discussion concerning construction of nuclear power plant in Astravets
In Astravets the authorities organized an ‘open meeting’ for discussion of the construction of a nuclear power station in Astravets.
04.03.2009 Another warning for ‘BelSat’
The member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists from Homel Aleh Razhkou received by mail an official warning from Homel oblast prosecutor’s office for ‘journalist activities in favor of the Polish satellite TV channel BelSat’.
04.03.2009 Authorities demand that Siarhei Parsiukevich pays compensation to policeman
Former political prisoner Siarhei Parsiukevich must pay compensation for ‘moral damage’ to the policeman who was beating him.
04.03.2009 Fined for action in support of Belarusian language
The court of Tsentralny district of Homel has fined participants of the rally in support of the native language 525 000 rubles ($185).
04.03.2009 Belarusians of the world cannot find accommodation for assembly
The fifth world convention of Belarusians of the world, organized by the World Alliance of Belarusians Batskawshchyna has been scheduled for 18-19 July. Delegates from 29 countries are going to take part in it.
04.03.2009 Provocation against Anzhalika Borys
Fake obscene photos were planted to mail boxes of Anzhalika Borys' neighbors. They appeared in the mailboxes of the block of flats where the chairperson of the officially unrecognized Union of Poles in Belarus lives on 3 March. Anzhalika Borys was depicted on the picture edited in Photoshop.
04.03.2009 Belarusian MFA didn’t register ‘Belsat’ TV channel
The Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Belarus denied registration to Minsk bureau of the Belsat TV channel.