News for 13 Jun 2011

Brest: social-democrats aren’t allowed to hold a picket against poverty

13.06.2011 Brest: social-democrats aren’t allowed to hold a picket against poverty

The Brest City Executive Committee sent the Chair of the Brest organization of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, Deputy Chair of the Brest region organization of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party Hramada Valiantsin Lazarenka a denial to authorize the picket against poverty he wanted to hold on 17 June.

Salihorsk residents come to the square despite persecution

13.06.2011 Salihorsk residents come to the square despite persecution

The social network Vkontakte again gathered Salihorsk residents on the central square on 12 June. All in all, 50 people took part in the Revolution through social networks rally, organized by a user of v.kontakte.ru.

Review of human rights violations in Belarus in 2010 uploaded to <em>Viasna’s</em> website

13.06.2011 Review of human rights violations in Belarus in 2010 uploaded to Viasna’s website

This review presents a system analysis of the human rights situation in Belarus in the year past. The document can be downloaded on the following addresses:

Mahiliou: KGB reluctant to return video camera to Zmitser Salauyou

13.06.2011 Mahiliou: KGB reluctant to return video camera to Zmitser Salauyou

On 15 January 2011 the apartment of Zmitser Salauyou, Chair of the Mahiliou region organization of the BPF Adradzhenne, was searched by the KGB. As a result, they confiscated the system unit of his computer, a memory flash card and a video camera. Moreover, the activist was repeatedly interrogated by officers of KGB and military counter-intelligence.

Ales Kirkevich's correspondence detained by prison administration

13.06.2011 Ales Kirkevich's correspondence detained by prison administration

The Hrodna resident Ales Kirkevich, convicted for 4 years for participation in the so-called “mass riot” on 19 December 2010 in Minsk, is still kept in the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street in Minsk.

Spontaneous protest of drivers at <em>Bruzgi</em> border crossing point

13.06.2011 Spontaneous protest of drivers at Bruzgi border crossing point

The spontaneous rally of protest against a new customs fee took place on 12 June evening at the border crossing point Bruzgi in the Hrodna region. The action was dispersed by the riot police with the use of tear gas and police gear. 15 protesters were detained.

13.06.2011 Bulanau, Klaskouski, Statkevich and Uss transferred to penal colony

Aliaksandr Klasksouski, convicted in the mass riots case, was sent to the penal colony in the town of Shklou on 11 June.

13.06.2011 Political prisoner Bandarenka suffers still hasn't been given due medical aid despite serious health problems

Mr. Bandarenka is in a detention facility of the Interior Ministry hanging between life and death.

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