News for June 2012

30.06.2012 Andrzej Pochobut released under his own recognizance

The journalist of Gazeta Wyborcza has been let off form Hrodna prison today, on June 30.

30.06.2012 Belarus CEC: Candidates may Count on TV and radio Prime Time

In Belarus, the candidates for the House of Representatives of the fifth convocation will be given prime time to speak on the state Radio and TV - from 17:00 to 20:00. This was announced by Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik. According to him, the time may be different in the regions - it depends on the number of constituencies and the registered candidates there.

30.06.2012 Arrests of activists ahead of July 3

Police began to detain the most active members of youth movement on the morning of June 30.

30.06.2012 Pickets against poverty still under ban

The city authorities of Orsha again refused to allow members of Fair World left party to hold mass events.

29.06.2012 European Belarus campaign activists detained in Vitebsk

The young activists were detained for handing out printed materials.

29.06.2012 Court declines Pavel Vinahradau's appeal

The "Tell the Truth" activist appealed against the sentence of 15 days of detention.

29.06.2012 Belsat TV journalists detained again

Police detained journalists Yulia Tsyalpuk and Alyaksandr Barazenka.

A message from Aung San Suu Kyi to political prisoners

29.06.2012 A message from Aung San Suu Kyi to political prisoners

"I would like to say to prisoners of conscience all over the world: Hold fast to your convictions! Respect for humanity starts with respect for one's self. My message to you is very simple: if you respect yourself, do not forsake your struggle. And don't think that you are alone. In Burma, we often thought that we had been abandoned. And I didn't realize how wrong we were until this trip to Europe."

29.06.2012 Pavel Svyardlou's appeal disappears

It was lost somewhere in the corridors of Minsk police.

29.06.2012 Illegal opinion polls to be fined

Carrying out opinion polls without accreditation will be punished with fines in Belarus.

29.06.2012 Legal Transformation Centre celebrates 16th anniversary

Human rights defenders have invited civil activists, journalists and bloggers in connection with it.

29.06.2012 European Belarus activist Molchan to stand trial for unsanctioned picketing

Andrei Molchan, activist of the European Belarus opposition movement who was beaten by the police on 19 May, is going to stand trial at Minsk Pershamaiski District Court due on 4 July, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

Disabled person fined for resisting forced fingerprinting

29.06.2012 Disabled person fined for resisting forced fingerprinting

Ihar Leuchanka, resident of the town of Belaaziorsk, Brest region, has been fined BYR 2 mln for refusing to undergo fingerprinting examination, after he was summoned to local police department on traffic violations charges.

Hrodna journalists support Andrei Pachobut

29.06.2012 Hrodna journalists support Andrei Pachobut

A number of Hrodna journalists have sent an open letter to the Prosecutor General of Belarus, expressing their protests against the criminal charges brought against reporter Andrei Pachobut.

Baranavichy civil activist suggests liberalization of elections

29.06.2012 Baranavichy civil activist suggests liberalization of elections

Baranavichy civil activist Viktar Syrytsa has addressed the city’s executive committee with a number of proposals on the liberalization of the upcoming parliamentary election.

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