News for 3 Dec 2010
03.12.2010 Another dismissal for video clip
A week after the dismissal of Yauhen Shapchyts for a video trailer about an elderly woman, canvassing and passport (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36jGq6EeYkk), one of the main actors, Pavel Bandzich, followed his fate.
03.12.2010 Hrodna Region Court turns down review complaints of opposition parties
The Hrodna Region Court, headed by Aliaksandr Hrynkevich, predictably declined the review complaints of the Hrodna city organization of the Belarusian Popular Front and the Hrodna regional organization of the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada against the non-inclusion of their representatives in the precinct election commissions of Hrodna.
03.12.2010 Homel: observer applies to Central Election Commission
Anatol Paplauny, an observer registered at the Homel Region Election Commission, applied to the Central Election Commission with a complaint about violation of requirements of the electoral legislation by activists of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM).
03.12.2010 Hrodna: the regional court sides with a district court
On 2 December the Hrodna Region Court considered the appeal of Dzmitry Bandarchuk against the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna of 10 November 2010, according to which he was fined 700,000 rubles (about $230) for the alleged production and an attempt of distribution of the newspaper Prauda Niakliayeva.
03.12.2010 Maladechna: human rights defender Ales Kaputski dismissed from work
On 1 December the human rights defender from Maladechna Ales Kaputski, a long-term observer of the campaign Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections was dismissed from work. The administration of the private enterprise where he worked refused to extend his labor contract without offering any explanations.
03.12.2010 Braslau: Kastus Shytal detained for handing out leaflets
The activist of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy was handing out electoral leaflets of the presidential candidate Vital Rymasheuski in Braslau.
03.12.2010 Barysau: detention of activist of Sannikau’s electoral team
Alesia Yasiuk, was detained by police in Barysau. On 2 November in the morning Alesia Yasyuk was detained by policemen, while pasting a poster with the portrait of Andrei Sannikau at the Barysau railway station, in a place specially intended for that. The woman was taken to the community police office, where she was kept for more than half an hour, while policemen were discussing something over the phone. Then the detainee was released.