News for 23 Jul 2010
23.07.2010 ’Right Alliance’ not allowed to hold a picket near Russian Embassy in Minsk
The Minsk City Executive Committee banned an unregistered organization Right Alliance to hold a picket near the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk on 27 July, the day when of the Declaration of the Sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus.
23.07.2010 Human rights defenders: granting parole to Yauhen Yakavenka doesn’t solve his problem
On 23 July the panel of judges on criminal cases of the Homel Region Court headed by Judge Liudmila Hrynko, amnestied Yauhen Yakavenka, a member of the Belarusian Christian Democracy , conscientious objector to the military service.
23.07.2010 Vitsebsk: BPF Party banned to hold festive assembly on 27 July
The Kastrychnitski District Executive Committee rejected the application of the Vitsebsk region organization of the Belarusian Popular Front Party for authorizing a festive action dedicated to celebration of an anniversary of the Declaration of Sovereignty of Belarus.
23.07.2010 Guy François Toukam: I wanted to kill myself after 40 days in Akrestsin jail
In his interview to the European Radio for Belarus Guy François Toukam told about the conditions in the Minsk jail, beating, prison food, racist jokes of cellmates and also noted having to pay $250 for 1,5 months of the ‘rest’ in Akrestsin Street.