News for 17 Dec 2009
17.12.2009 European Parliament notes lack of democratic progress in Belarus
The European Parliament on Thursday voted to adopt a resolution on the situation in Belarus, which notes that the country's authorities have failed to make significant progress in the sphere of human rights and freedoms "after initial positive steps."
17.12.2009 Brest Prosecutor’s Office turns down complaint by Young Front activist Mikhas Ilyin
Brest Leninski Prosecutor’s Office turns down complaint by Young Front member Mikhas Ilyin, urging to prosecute unknown policemen and plain clothes persons who beat the activist during the 17 September picket in downtown Brest. Mikhas Ilyin says the decision is not fair, since the prosecutor’s supervision was far from being complete.
17.12.2009 Opposition activists demonstrate in downtown Minsk against political persecution
About 50 people staged an unauthorized demonstration in Minsk's downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on December 16 to demand an end to alleged political persecution and commemorate the unsolved disappearances of four opponents of the government.