On 12 March the civil cases board of the Hrodna Regional Court considered two private appeals against the rulings of the Ashmiany District Court concerning Mikalai Ulasevich’s case. On of the appeals was filed by Mr. Ulasevich, the other – by his representative, member of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Hary Pahaniaila. The first appeal concerned the refusal of the Ashmiany District Court to issue additional ruling concerning the court expenditures.
News for 13 Mar 2012
13.03.2012 Barysau district: villagers collect signatures against construction of garbage-processing plant
Citizens of the villages Pchelnik, Stara-Barysau and the agrarian settlement Dziamidauka disagree with the authorities' intention to construct the plant close to their homes athwart the initially published plans.
Private socio-political weekly "Nasha Niva" received obtained a document signed by the deputy head of the administrative department of the Brest Regional Executive Committee, the head of the department of organizational and office work Volha Klimakhovich.
13.03.2012 Swedish journalists detained in Minsk
A Swedish TV crew was detained in Minsk at about 6 p.m. on 12 March. Police also detained a Belarusian correspondent of Russian News Service radio, Uladzimir Chudziantsou, and a member of the Belarusian Journalists Association (BAJ), Illia Kuzniatsou, who were accompanying a crew of Sveriges Television (cameraman Sven Bergmann, correspondent Olav Christopherson and producer Isabelle Somerfeld).