On 31 May Mikhail Pashkevich, an activists of the civil campaign "Tell the Truth!" came to Minsk to assist residents of the village of Yakimava Slabada in preparing to a local referendum concerning the construction of the plant of bleached cellulose.
News for 1 Jun 2012
01.06.2012 Aliaksei Pikulik stands trial
Aliaksei Pikulik, the academic director of Vilnius-based Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) and professor of the European University at St Petersburg, was detained in Minsk at 6 pm on 31 May. He is charged with disorderly conduct (Article 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Violations).
01.06.2012 TV journalists detained in Minsk
TV journalists Tatsiana Belashova and Volha Chaichuts were detained by police in Gorky Park in Minsk. They were making a report in connection with the International Child Protection Day, 1 June.TV journalists Tatsiana Belashova and Volha Chaichuts were detained by police in Gorky Park in Minsk. They were making a report in connection with the International Child Protection Day, 1 June.
Hrodna police conducted a mass detention of journalists on 1 June. Journalist Andrei Pachobut has been detained and is kept at the police station in Kurchatau Street. Yan Roman has been detained. His mobile phone is switched off. According to some information, he has been taken to the Leninski District Police Department in Hrodna.
Aleh Stakhayevich, the head of the independent trade union at the "Granite" enterprise in Mikashevichy, was trying to get reinstated at work. However, the panel of judges of the regional court upheld the earlier verdict of the Luninets District Court, according to which the dismissal of the activist was legal.