News for 29 Sep 2011

29.09.2011 Raid on flat of activist of People’s Assembly organizing committee

The house of Yury Silkin, an activist of the People’s Assembly organizing committee, was raided yesterday.

29.09.2011 Homel court turns down complaint by local activist

On 28 September, Homel regional court dismissed an appeal by local civil activist and a student of law at Tartu University Ihar Sluchak, contesting an earlier verdict of 3 days of arrest, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

29.09.2011 Brest authorities ban pickets

Brest city executive committee has banned a series of picket scheduled for 1-5 October by Viktar Chaikouski, deputy chair of the entrepreneurs’ association “Perspektyva”, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

29.09.2011 Three journalists detained in Vorsha

They are journalist of "Novy Chas" Lola Buryeva, journalist of "Nasha Niva" Syarhej Satsyuk and driver Hanna Myzenka. They made an economic report.

29.09.2011 Brest court reverses non-guilty verdict to BCD activist

Brest regional court has reversed the non-guilty verdict pronounced by the court of Maskouski district in the administrative case of local coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Zmitser Shurkhai, Radio Racyja reports.

29.09.2011 Police see political action in work of a journalist

Alisa Pol, a correspondent for “Brestski Kuryer” newspaper, was detained by police during conducting an opinion poll in street.

Some 200 postcards of support to Ales Bialiatski collected in Warsaw

29.09.2011 Some 200 postcards of support to Ales Bialiatski collected in Warsaw

Some 200 postcards have been collected in a picket of solidarity with Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski outside the Warsaw-based Sofitel Hotel, which hosted the OSCE Human Dimension meeting on 24-28 September.

Baranavichy activist detained

29.09.2011 Baranavichy activist detained

On 29 September, Baranavichy police detained local activist of the “Fair World” Leftist Party Viktar Tsiapin. He was taken to the police department and charges with violation of procedures for holding mass events.

Measures for release of political prisoners considered at OSCE conference

29.09.2011 Measures for release of political prisoners considered at OSCE conference

On 28 September, Warsaw hosted a side-event “Ales Bialiatski: a symbolic case of the restrictions to political and civil rights in Belarus after the 2010 presidential elections” as part of the OSCE Human Dimension Conference, arranged by a coalition of a number of human rights organizations: the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), Amnesty International, the Human Rights House Network, Human Rights Watch, Front Line, the International Federation for Human Rights and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

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