News for 4 Aug 2009

Baranavichy: communal services demand more than 3 million rubles for anti-nuclear graffiti

04.08.2009 Baranavichy: communal services demand more than 3 million rubles for anti-nuclear graffiti

On 4 August, the court of Baranavichy started the consideration of the lawsuit of the local communal services against the three youngsters accused of making graffiti ‘No to NPS’ on the building of Baranavichy district executive committee. The plaintiffs demanded from the defendants 3 350 000 rubles (about $ 1190) in damages.

Ales Bialiatski: ‘Authorities fear the international resonance of the trial results’

04.08.2009 Ales Bialiatski: ‘Authorities fear the international resonance of the trial results’

Ales Bialiatski, head of Nasha Viasna human rights center commented on ban to enter Belarus to President of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) Souhayr Belhassen.

Supreme Court ignores addresses of convicts' relatives

04.08.2009 Supreme Court ignores addresses of convicts' relatives

The Belarusian women, whose relatives were tried with violations of the law, still complain of receiving just run-arounds instead of substantial answers. The Supreme Court acts even more boldly: the leader of the women's initiative Halina Yubko has received a packet with the complaints and the collective address that had been submitted to this state organ. The court didn't even answer to the convicts' relatives.

EU condemns new death sentence in Belarus

04.08.2009 EU condemns new death sentence in Belarus

The representation of the European Commission has disseminated a statement on that on 3 August.

KGB pressurizes another ‘Young Front’ activist

04.08.2009 KGB pressurizes another ‘Young Front’ activist

Officers of the State Security Committee (KGB) visited mother of youth activist Valiantsina Liasnova.

FIDH President Souhayr Belhassen refused in receiving Belarusian visa

04.08.2009 FIDH President Souhayr Belhassen refused in receiving Belarusian visa

Souhayr Belhassen, President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has been denied Belarusian entry visa in Belarusian consulate in Paris.

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