News for 13 Sep 2010
13.09.2010 Riot police accused of beating teachers
The Vitsebsk procuracy is looking for witnesses of the incident that happened during the closure of the Slavonic Bazaar festival last year. Three teachers allege having been groundlessly beaten by officers of the Minsk riot police who ‘secured the public order’ in Vitsebsk during the festival.
13.09.2010 Ecologists urge Belarusian authorities to release Uladzimir Valodzin
Ecologists urge Belarusian authorities to release Uladzimir ValodzinThe ecological organizations of Belarus, Lithuania and Russia adopted a joint address to the Belarusian authorities demanding an immediate release of Uladzimir Valodzin who was imprisoned on 8 September on suspicion in the assault on the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk.
13.09.2010 Vitsebsk: Taras Surhan fined 210,000 rubles for being late
Judge Uladzislau Shykarou fined Taras Surhan 210,000 rubles for violation of the regime of preventive supervision which manifested in coming home 17 minutes later after the specified time.
13.09.2010 Homel: administrative case for raising white-red-white flag
The Tsentralny District Court of Homel considered the administrative case of the representative of Young Belarus Ivan Zaitsau who was detained by police during the official celebration of the Day of Minsk for raising a white-red-white flag there. .
13.09.2010 Activists of ‘Speak Truth’ complain to FIFA, UEFA and CHL
As stated to the BelaPAN by Yury Aleinik, activists of the civil campaign Speak Truth filed complaints to FIFA, UEFA and CHL against violation of their rights as fans by the police.
13.09.2010 Only about 20 people managed to get to ’Battle of Orsha’ feast
The traditional festival dedicated to the important historical date - the victory of Orsha in 1514 troops of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, was scheduled for 12 September this year. 8 September, the day of the battle, is celebrated as the Day of the Belarusian military glory by the opposition.
13.09.2010 Five people detained for attack on Russian Embassy get released from jail
Five of the persons who had been detained on 3 September in connection with the case of the attack on the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk were released from the prison in Akrestin Street on Sunday, 12 September, Radio Racyja reports.
13.09.2010 Playwright Mikalai Khalezin receives anonymous threats
The head of the Free Theater was threatened after the publication of his article about Aleh Biabenin’s death.
13.09.2010 Andrei Sannikau detained in airport
The leader of the civil campaign European Belarus Andrei Sannikau was detained on the way from a high-level international conference in Riga. His passport was seized.