News for 21 Mar 2012
21.03.2012 Ukraine condemned executions in Belarus
Ukraine supports the statement of the European Union which condemns the execution by the Belarusian authorities of the persons charged with terrorist attack in Minsk metro.
21.03.2012 BHC leaders appeal foreign travel ban
Aleh Hulak, chair of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, and the BHC’s chief lawyer Harry Pahaniayla have lodged complaints against the foreign travel restrictions imposed on them by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice, the BHC press-service reports.
21.03.2012 Freedom Day rallies banned in Baranavichy and Hrodna
On 20 March Baranavichy civil activist Ryhor Hryk received an official reply from the city executive committee imposing a ban on staging a picket commemorating the 94th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Belarusian People’s Republic (Freedom Day) on 25 March.
21.03.2012 International civil society gorups release statement on execution of Uladzislau Kavalyou and Dzmitry Kanavalau
It was learned on 17 March 2012 that Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou, the two men sentenced to death in connection with the Minsk subway explosion in April 2011, had been executed.
21.03.2012 Valiantsin Stefanovich banned from leaving Belarus for “draft evasion”
Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, was put on the notorious black list of foreign travel restrictions for alleged draft evasion, says a representative of a department on migration and citizenship in Minsk.
21.03.2012 Salihorsk activist appeals groundless replies by authorities
Three months have passed since Salihorsk civil activist Uladzimir Shyla started fighting for his right to expression and freedom of peaceful assembly, after his numerous applications for holding pickets were banned by the town’s executive authorities.
21.03.2012 Valery Ukhnalyou banned from leaving Belarus
Valery Ukhnalyou, the deputy head of the Belarusian Left Party “Fair World”, was not allowed to cross the state border this morning.
21.03.2012 Andrei Bandarenka sues Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Defence
On March 20, Andrei Bandarenka received an official reply from the military enlistment office of the town of Kirau. The reply reads he is not subject to the draft.
21.03.2012 KGB trying to deprive UCP Babruisk leader of custody of his parents
Viktar Buzinayeu, chair of the United Civil Party’s Babruisk office, may be deprived of right to custody of his disabled parents, say local social service officials.