News for 27 Oct 2011

Photofact: Ales Bialiatski’s empty chair at Observatory’s Annual Report 2011 presentation in New York on 24 October

27.10.2011 Photofact: Ales Bialiatski’s empty chair at Observatory’s Annual Report 2011 presentation in New York on 24 October

Ales Bialiatski’s empty chair during the presentation of Annual Report 2011 by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in New York on 24 October.

Participants of 26 October protest convicted

27.10.2011 Participants of 26 October protest convicted

Minsk Leninski District Court has considered the administrative charges brought against the participants of yesterday’s picket of solidarity with political prisoners staged in Minsk’s Kastrychnitskaya Square.

European Belarus activist questioned over Justice House arson

27.10.2011 European Belarus activist questioned over Justice House arson

On 24 October, Salihorsk activist of the European Belarus opposition movement Uladzimir Lemesh was interrogated by local police in the criminal case initiated following an attack on the House of Justice in Minsk.

Former political prisoner Malchanau arrested for 10 days

27.10.2011 Former political prisoner Malchanau arrested for 10 days

Barysau district court presided by Judge Mrs. Malchanava sentenced former prisoner of conscience Aliaksandr Malchanau to 10 days of administrative arrest for alleged resisting arrest.

27.10.2011 Journalist Alina Radachynskaya warned by General public prosecution

She has informed this live on air to Euroradio.

27.10.2011 Draft introducing fines for accessing forbidden websites has appeared

The fine ranges from 350 thousand to one million roubles.

27.10.2011 Three independent journalists summoned for interrogation

Three independent journalists have been summoned for interrogation to the General Prosecutor’s Office, the press-service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

27.10.2011 Activist Ilya Mironau detained in Homel on October 26

Policemen detained him when he was leaving his workplace.

Supreme Court turns down complaint against construction of nuclear plant

27.10.2011 Supreme Court turns down complaint against construction of nuclear plant

The Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint by civil activist Mikalai Ulasevich against President Lukashenka’s Decree #418 on the construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravets district, Hrodna region, www.harodniaspring.org reports.

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