News for 12 Aug 2009
12.08.2009 Yury Chavusau: ‘Developments in Belarus haven’t reached even the level of 2003, when ‘Viasna’ was liquidated’
Political scientist Yury Chavusau made a comment on the decision of the Supreme Court, by which the appeal against the non-registration of the civil human rights association Nasna Viasna was turned down. He is sure that ‘this verdict witnesses only that the real developments in Belarus haven’t reached the level at which Nasha Viasna could be registered’.
12.08.2009 Supreme Court turned down appeal against non-registration of ‘Nasha Viasna’
The founders of the civil human rights association Nasha Viasna did not manage to get abolished the decision of the Ministry of Justice on the non-registration.
12.08.2009 Mikhail Iliin warned by prosecutor’s office
The activist can face a criminal case for membership in an unauthorized organization. Recently he has been issued a warning for it. As RFE/RL reports, he was also summoned to the prosecutor’s office for giving evidence.
12.08.2009 Chyhunachny district court of Vitebsk fined ‘Young Front’ activist Taras Surhan for white-red-white flag
The youth activist was arrested for an attempt to hang out a national white-red-white flag on the bridge above the Western Dvina River on Solidarity Day, 16 July. As RFE/RL reports, Taras Surhan was fined 175 000 Belarusian rubles (about $62).