On 4 May the vice-head o the United Civil Party and chairman of the Homel regional organization of the UCP Vasil Paliakou applied to the UN Human Rights Committee. The politician believes that the Belarusian authorities violated Article 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the right to freedom of information and of peaceful assembly) by sentencing him to arrest for organizing the People’s Assembly.
News for 4 May 2012
Dwellers of the Barysau suburb Dymki spent four years asking the authorities to save their houses from flooding. The addresses to the Barysau District Executive Committee and the Minsk Regional Executive Committee gave no results. In 2010, on the eve o the presidential election, the people applied to the Presidential Administration.
On 11 April the Leninski District Court of Hrodna tried Uladzimir Fianenka for alleged insubordination to a public agent and refusal from dactylography. Judge Mikalai Siarheika sentenced Mr. Fianenka to pay a fine of 20 basic units. However, the defendant received a copy of the verdict only on 30 April.
04.05.2012 Stefanovich demands that investigative committee bring a criminal case concerning unlawful travel restrictions
On 4 May the deputy head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich applied to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus with the demand to bring a criminal case.
The organizing committee of the Congress of the Belarusian Assembly of NGOs had to cancel the even as it didn't manage to reach an agreement with the International Educational Center (IBB), which refused to lend premises for the 7th congress of the Assembly on 5-6 May.
Law enforcement bodies have been looking for Ivan Amelchanka, who raised a poster “Musorok” (a play on the words “cop” and “garbage”) near a plainclothes policemen filming the "Chernobyl Way" rally. Policemen wait for him outside his flat every day.