News for 17 Sep 2010
17.09.2010 Supreme Court upholds two death verdicts
The Supreme Court upheld the death verdicts to two Hrodna region residents Aleh Hryshkautsou and Andrei Burdyka, previously sentenced to death by Hrodna Regional Court for a triple murder.
17.09.2010 Green activist Valodzin released
On 17 September, green activist Uladzimir Valodzin was released after 9 days of arrest. However, the activist is still facing criminal charges in three cases.
17.09.2010 Foreign journalists urge Belarus to guarantee protection of media freedom in Belarus
Representatives of the international mass media community recommend the Belarusian authorities to intensify legal protection of journalists, says a statement released by the participants of the international conference ‘10 years on – no justice for Georgiy Gongadze – the need to find new ways to fight impunity', held in Kyiv by the Article 19 and the International Media Support organizations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
17.09.2010 Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign on the web
News and analytical materials by the activists of the Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign are now available online: in the Facebook social network and in the livejournal blog system. The campaign is also represented in the Twitter.
17.09.2010 Another warning to “Narodnaya Volya” newspaper
It is the forth warning to the independent newspaper since the begging of the year.
Minister of information Aleh Pralyaskouski issued another warning to “Narodnaya Volya”, the press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists informs.
17.09.2010 Belarusian militia arrests demonstrators and seizes portraits of killed journalists
Residents of Minsk gathered near Church of St Joseph holding portraits of the repressed people on Solidarity Day.
More than 40 activists of Belarusian Christian Democracy, European Belarus civil campaign, Young Front, and Tell the Truth campaign took part in the picket.