News for 6 Jan 2011

KGB actively interrogates <em>Young Front</em> members

06.01.2011 KGB actively interrogates Young Front members

On 6 December a Young Front activist Yul'yan Misiukevich managed to inform his friends that he was taken for an interrogation by KGB officers right after passing an exam.

Election aftermath: Aliaksandr Lukashenka's electoral team wasn't represented in the Homel region

06.01.2011 Election aftermath: Aliaksandr Lukashenka's electoral team wasn't represented in the Homel region

In the beginning of December 2010 a Homel human rights defender Anatol Paplauny caught in action several activists of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM) who were handing out agitation materials of Aliaksandr Lukashenka without imprint.

Ninth suspect in 'mass riot' case

06.01.2011 Ninth suspect in 'mass riot' case

Dzimitry Apishau served 11-day arrest in the delinquents' isolation center in Akrestsin Street for participation in the 19 December protest rally. During the arrest he was taken to a building in Niamiha Street for interrogation. On 31 December Dzmitry Apishau was presented a ruling according to which he was declared a suspect in the criminal case instigated upon Article 293, part 2 of the Criminal Code (mass riot).

Charges presented to Dzmitry Dashkevich and Eduard Lobau

06.01.2011 Charges presented to Dzmitry Dashkevich and Eduard Lobau

On 6 January the official charges upon Article 339, part 3 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism) were presented to the Chairperson of the Young Front Dzmitry Dashkevich and the head of the Minsk branch of the organization Eduard Lobau.

06.01.2011 Slonim: civil activist seized outdoors

Barys Kuchynski went out of his house and went to the local post office. A car drove towards him. Two men came out, said they were KGB officers and told him to get in the car. Mr. Kuchynski managed to phone and tell about it. He said he didn't know why he was being taken to KGB this way. He even asked the driver to stop the car and wanted to get off, but wasn't allowed to do it. Shortly before the detention Barys had served a 15-day arrest term for participation in the 19 December protest rally.

KGB continues large-scale search campaign all over Belarus

06.01.2011 KGB continues large-scale search campaign all over Belarus

Belarus is swung with a wave of searches, detentions and interrogations held by KGB within the framework of the criminal case that has been instigated upon Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riot) in connection with the 19 December protest rally in the center of Minsk.

06.01.2011 Appeal of the civil initiative Vyzvalenne (Release) to the governments of the EU, USA and the Russian Federation and the global community

Hundreds of Belarusian citizens were detained following the recent presidential election and the ensuing peaceful protests.

06.01.2011 Justice Ministry brings Andrei Sannikau's lawyer to administrative responsibility

The Justice Ministry has brought to disciplinary responsibility the lawyer who defends the arrested presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau.

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