News for 4 Jan 2010
04.01.2010 "New Life" Church got fined 263 mln rubles
According to Siarhei Lukanin, lawyer of New Life, Church of Religious Association of Full Gospel Churches in the Republic of Belarus, Minsk city committee of natural resources and environmental protection fined the church 262 798 725 rubles (about $91,887) for environmental pollution under Article 15.11 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Republic of Belarus.
04.01.2010 Court declined pretensions of Homel human rights defenders to executive committee
On 30 December Siarhei Shytsikau, judge of the Tsentralny district court of Homel turned down the lawsuits of the human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka to Homel city executive committee. The plaintiffs demanded that the court abolished the ruling of the executive committee on the prohibition of a human rights picket on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
04.01.2010 Ales Bialiatski: 2010 will be quite a hard year
Human rights defenders state that on the eve of the presidential elections in Belarus the authorities will tighten the screws.
04.01.2010 Biaroza: human rights activists sue district authorities
Biaroza human rights defenders have received summons to the court in the capacity of plaintiffs. The defendant is Biaroza district executive committee who prohibited the activists to hold a picket on 10 December, the Human Rights Day.
04.01.2010 Administrative case for refusal to be fingerprinted
An administrative case was instigated against a dweller of the town of Biaroza who tried to find out why he must be fingerprinted.