News for 5 Jan 2012
05.01.2012 Dubrouna police make revolutionary discovery in zoology
In the middle of November regional ethnographers Hanna Chumayeva, Siarhei Karzhou and Siarhei Kazmerchak examined old barrows near the village of Khliustsina in the Dubrouna district and found that somebody had illegally dug large holes whose area was about 1 square meter and the depth – about 1,5 meters. On the bottom of the hole there were skulls and bones which were accurately put together.
05.01.2012 Campaign “I have the right to free legal information” launched in Vitsebsk
The aim of the campaign launched by the local organization “Legal Assistance to Population” is to return the free access to legal information on the web.
05.01.2012 Vitsebsk: Siarhei Kavalenka refuses to stop hunger-strike
On 4 January a lawyer met with an activist from Vitsebsk, who was arrested and placed into a detention facility for a period of investigation of a criminal case against him.
05.01.2012 KGB doesn’t return passport to Dashkevich
On 4 January Anastasia Palazhanka filed a complaint to the General Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the refusal of KGB to return the passport to her fiancé Zmitser Dashkevich.
05.01.2012 American Bar Association considers conviction of Bialiatski as illegal
American lawyers released an expert declaration in the case of Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski.
05.01.2012 Political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou put under preventive surveillance
On 5 January Judge of the Pershamaiski district court of Minsk Siarhei Bandarenka ordered to put Vasil Parfiankou under preventive surveillance for 12 months because the political prisoner “does not mend his way”.
05.01.2012 Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich to be transferred to stricter security prison for 3 years
The political prisoner “does not strive for freedom and intends to continue his criminal activity”, the penal colony administration thinks.