News for 4 Feb 2011
04.02.2011 Criminal case on mass riot: 42 accused and 12 suspects (updated on 4 February)
Human rights defenders monitor the criminal cases that were instigated in connection with the action of protest connected with the presidential election. As of 4 February, the Human Rights Center Viasna knows the surnames of 42 accused in the criminal case on mass riot (33 of them are kept in custody, 2 persons are under house arrest and 7 more have been released on recognizance not to leave. 12 more are suspects in the case – 1 of them is in custody, 9 have undertaken not to leave the country and 2 are abroad.
04.02.2011 Four more accused in mass riot case
Four more participants of the 19 December protest rally – Ales Kirkevich, Zmitser Drozd, Siarhei Kazakou and Uladzimir Yaromenak – have been officially charged under Par 1. and Par. 2 Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (“participation in mass riots”).
04.02.2011 Minsk authorities criminalize last legal rally location
Minsk city executive committee dismissed an application for holding a picket in Minsk Bangalore Square on 5 February, lodged by local activists of Fair World leftist party, reports www.udf.by, quoting the party’s deputy chair Valery Ukhnaliou.
04.02.2011 KGB and police looking for Rymasheuski’s representatives to interrogate them
BCD members, Vital Rymasheuski’s representatives Iryna Lohvin and Lyubou Kameneva are being looked for by the law enforcement agencies. They want to interrogate them.
04.02.2011 Accusation of Russians detained in Minsk on December 19 is changed
The accusation of the two Russians detained in Minsk on December 19 has been changed. They are accused of participation in the mass disorders instead of their organization now. Vadim Gusev, the counsellor of the Russian Embassy to Belarus, has informed BelaPAN about it.