News for 4 Oct 2011
04.10.2011 Two months have passed since the arrest of Ales Bialiatski
Today, on 4 October, there turns two months since the detention of the well-known Belarusian human rights activist, vice-president of the International Federation of Human Rights Ales Bialiatski.
04.10.2011 Foreign experience is inapplicable for Brest authorities
Brest activists of political parties received an answer to their collective appeal to the deputies of the House of Representatives, which dealt with improving the law on mass events.
04.10.2011 Hrodna police warn organizers of People’s Assembly
On 4 October Pavel Staneuski, deputy chairman of the Hrodna regional branch of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World”, was summonsed to the police department.
04.10.2011 Homel: provincial offenders can spend 80-200 days in remand prisons
On 2 October Andrei Tsianiuta and Dzmitry Shauchenka were released from jail after serving 15 and 10 days of arrest respectively. Dzmitry Tsianiuta was punished for handing out leaflets with invitations to a “silent protest” action, and Andrei Tsianiuta – for leaflets inviting people to take part in the People’s Assembly on 8 October.
04.10.2011 Zmitser Dashkevich writes about his time in prison
The political prisoner needs his knee to be operated. He has written about that in his letter to his godmother Natallia Yasevich. In his another letter from prison the “Young Front” leader Zmitser Dashkevich tells about the danger he faces. He calls the last 9 months behind the bars the most difficult in his life. For the first time the political prisoner mentions he want to demand a knee surgery.
04.10.2011 Police struggle with abstainers
Police banned the initiative group “Temperance is easy!” to do weekly jogging in Gorky Park in Minsk on 2 October.
04.10.2011 People are prohibited to read our website at work
Participants of the 6th yearly conference “Business Internet”, held on 3-4 October in Minsk, were shown the so-called “black-list” of national web-resources, the access to which is blocked in all state institutions of the country.
04.10.2011 Homel: Andrei Tsianiuta detained again
The “Young Front” activist had been released from jail three days ago, after serving 10-day arrest for handing out invitations to the People's Assembly.
04.10.2011 Brest: first detentions for People's Assembly
Liavontsi Chypurnykh, the deputy chair of the Brest city department of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World”, was detained in the evening of 3 October.
04.10.2011 Stop-petrol action: police evacuate parked vehicles
The protest action against the new rise of fuel prices and decrease in the life standards was scheduled for 7 p.m.
04.10.2011 Detained participants of picket on Svaboda Square got fined
About 20 people took part in the action that was held on 3 October in Svaboda Square. Nine of them were detained. The picket was organized by women who fell victims to grave crimes and who disagree with court decisions in their civil cases and criminal cases against their relatives. The picketers held posters “Officials must answer”, “Presidential administration is reliable guard from outrage in the country” and so on.