News for 2 Jan 2012
02.01.2012 Baranavichy Ukrainians apply for authorization of picket “Officials Are against Friendship between Peoples”
At the end of 2011, the head of the Baranavichy civil association “Kobzar”, Mikalai Charnavus, applied for authorization of a picket in 25 January. By means of this action “Kobzar” members intend to inform the population about the refusal of the local authorities to provide the NGO with a legal address. According to the Belarusian legislation, the Baranavichy Ukrainans (1,210 people) cannot register their association with the state without a legal address. As we have already written, the public utilities board of Baranavichy had revoked its letter of guarantee concerning the provision of office space for the NGO in Savetskaya Street, 60.
02.01.2012 Youth activists are tried at Minsk courts
Trials of youth activists continued at the Maskouski District Court of Minsk despite the New Year Holidays.