News for 27 Jan 2012
27.01.2012 Mahiliou authorities ban “Fair World” picket
Members of the Mahiliou region branch of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” intended to hold a picket at 12 a.m. on 28 January in order to protest against the people's pauperization. The picket was to have taken place at the “Khimik” stadium, the only place determined for opposition's actions by a special ruling of the city authorities. However, the authorities refused to authorize the action. The alleged reason is that a mass sportive event will be held at the stadium at the specified time.
27.01.2012 Human rights defender Aleh Volchak detained
The human rights activist has been detained outdoors in Minsk and guarded to the Maskouski District Police Department of Minsk. The reasons for the detention aren't known yet.
27.01.2012 Polish MPs nominate Bialiatski for Nobel Peace Prize too
Signatures for the nomination of the Belarusian human rights defender and political prisoner Ales Bialiatski were collected in the Polish Parliament by representatives of the two biggest Polish parties – the ruling “Civil Platform” and the oppositional “Law and Justice”.
27.01.2012 Ales Bialiatski nominated for Nobel prize by five Ukrainian MPs
According to Roman Bezsmertny, former Ambassador of the Ukraine to Belarus, five Ukrainian parliamentarians addressed the Nobel Peace Prize Committee with a letter for the nomination of the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski as a candidate for the Peace Prize.
27.01.2012 Death convict Dzmitry Kanavalau refuses to file pardon appeal
25-year-old Dzmitry Kanavalau, sentenced to death for terrorism, considered his sentence legal and refused to file an appeal for pardon. This has been stated by BelaPAN with a reference to General Prosecutor Aliaksandr Kaniuk. Let us remind you, the Vitsebsk native was accused of Minsk metro terrorist act and a series of other blasts. He has been sentenced to death.