News for 11 Oct 2011
11.10.2011 Head of Shklou colony creates obstacles to Mikalai Statkevich’s marriage
Siarhei Yarmalitski, head of penal colony #17 in Shklou, purposefully refuses to sign the statement about the intention to get married, signed by the former presidential candidate, political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich. He also refused to have an audience with civil activist Krystsina Shatsikava.
11.10.2011 Will investigator of Bialiatski’s case get disciplinary punishment?
Human rights defender Siarhei Ustsinau appealed against the standard refusal to change the restraint to Ales Bialiatski, issued by Tatsiana Kasynkina, an investigator of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee. The Minsk City Procuracy stated that the investigator had chosen the right restraint.
11.10.2011 Baranavichy: Viktar Meziak gets fined
Viktar Meziak, the chairman of the organizing committee of the People's Assembly in Baranavichy, was fined 350,000 rubles.
11.10.2011 Homel: persecution of organizers of People's Assembly continues
Homel authorities continue persecuting organizers of the assembly which took place on 8 October.
11.10.2011 Baranavichy authorities ban picket in support of Yuliya Tymoshenko
The Baranavichy City Executive Committee didn't allow Ryhor Hryk, a member of the United Civil Party and the Movement “For Freedom” to hold a picket in support of the Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko who has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment.
11.10.2011 Vitsebsk: police intimidate civil activists
On 11 October the Vitsebsk youth intended to hold a flash-mob “Radiation 2.0” in order to express their disagreement with the state plans to construct a nuclear power plant in Belarus. A special event was created in the social network “Vkontakte” in order to coordinate the actions.
11.10.2011 Friends and relatives don't receive letters from Ales Bialiatski any more
Ales Bialiatski's friends and relatives stopped receiving any letters from him. In particular, the last letter received by his wife Natallia is dated 20 September. Some of Ales's friends haven't received to three or more letters already.
11.10.2011 Niakliayeu is warned for People's Assembly
The criminal-executive inspection of the Leninski District Police Department of Minsk warned the former presidential candidate, political prisoner Uladzimir Niakliayeu, for participation in the People's Assembly on 8 October in Minsk.
11.10.2011 Slonim: trial of Ales Masiuk
On 10 October the Slonim District Court started trying Ales Masiuk, a local activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, for participation in the People's Assembly on 8 October.
11.10.2011 Belarusian police: smothering people to prevent epileptic attack
The Pershamaiski District Procuracy of Minsk refused to to initiate a criminal investigation into the beating of a pensioner, Uladzimir Marozau, by police officers on 6 July.