News for 22 Mar 2012

Freedom Day demonstration in Vitsebsk banned

22.03.2012 Freedom Day demonstration in Vitsebsk banned

Vitsebsk Kastrychnitski District Court has turned down a joint complaint by local pro-democratic activists Khrystafor Zhaliapau, Aliaksei Haurutsikau and Yan Dziarzhautsau against an earlier decision by the city’s executive committee to ban a manifestation and a meeting to celebrate the anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic on 25 March.

Valiantsin Stefanovich appeals foreign travel ban in court

22.03.2012 Valiantsin Stefanovich appeals foreign travel ban in court

Valiantsin Stefanovich has lodged a complaint with Minsk Tsentralny District Court against the travel ban imposed by the Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

UN Human Rights Committee registers 127th complaint against Belarus government

22.03.2012 UN Human Rights Committee registers 127th complaint against Belarus government

The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint submitted by Homel activist of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party People’s Hramada Yuras Zakharanka.

22.03.2012 BHC statement on execution of Kanavalau and Kavaliou

Belarusian Helsinki Committee deeply regrets the execution of the death penalty against Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou.

22.03.2012 Independent journalists summoned to prosecutor’s office

On 21 March members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Volha Chaichyts and Zmitser Krauchuk were summoned to Minsk prosecutor’s office, the BAJ press-service reports.

22.03.2012 Minsk authorities ban Conservative Christian Party from holding rally on BNR anniversary

The Minsk city authorities have denied permission to the Conservative Christian Party (CCP) for holding a rally in a Minsk park on March 25 to mark 94 years since the proclamation of the 1918 Belarusian National Republic.

22.03.2012 Ukrainian media adviser prohibited entering Belarus

On March 20 Oleg Khomenok was not allowed entering Belarus.

European Belarus activist to be tried for disorderly conduct

22.03.2012 European Belarus activist to be tried for disorderly conduct

On 21 March Minsk police detained activist of the European Belarus opposition movement Mikita Kavalenka, as he was going to take a train to Kalinkavichy.

22.03.2012 Vintsuk Vyachorka banned from leaving Belarus

A former chair of the BPF Party and public person could not leave for the Czech Republic.

Freedom Day celebrations banned in Mahiliou

22.03.2012 Freedom Day celebrations banned in Mahiliou

Mahiliou opposition activists will not be able to hold an authorized meeting to celebrate Freedom Day on 25 March, after their application was dismissed by local executive authorities.

Asipovichy musician appeals actions by KGB Minsk regional chief

22.03.2012 Asipovichy musician appeals actions by KGB Minsk regional chief

On 19 March, Asipovichy resident Ihar Simbirou filed an appeal with the KGB chair Vadzim Zaitsau against the KGB Minsk city and regional chief U. Kalach, after the high official ignored a number of statements submitted by Mr. Simbirou.

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