News for 19 Jan 2012
19.01.2012 Andrey Yurov: “I cannot say that we have achieved brilliant success in Belarus”
Well-known Russian human rights activist Andrey Yurov, head of the International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus, wrote a brief article in which he summarized the main results of 2011 and noted the important trends for the future of the human rights movement in the CIS countries.
19.01.2012 Arche magazine warned by Information Ministry
The latest issue of the Arche magazine (No. 10, 2011) violated Article 22 of the Mass Media Code, the press-service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports, quoting official Mrs. Tatsiana Bondar.
19.01.2012 Slonim court turns down complain by local BPF leader
On 19 January, Slonim District Court dismissed an appeal against a decision by the town executive committee to ban a series of pickets of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski.
19.01.2012 Belarusian Christian Democracy denied registration again
The Belarusian Christian Democracy party has been denied state registration for the fourth time straight, said Minister of Justice Aleh Slizheuski at a press-conference on 19 January.
19.01.2012 Belarusian NGO leaders thank people for joining campaign of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski
We, representatives of Belarusian civil society, would like to express our deep gratitude to the citizens of Belarus who acceded to our appeal for solidarity with the imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski through contribution to the money-raising campaign to “repair the damage inflicted by the offence”, as ordered by a court ruling.
19.01.2012 Jailed Belarusian Activist On Hunger Strike Being 'Forcibly Fed'
VITSEBSK, Belarus -- Medical personnel have begun forcibly feeding a jailed political activist on hunger strike in eastern Belarus, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.