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 Political prisoner Dziadok put in solitary confinement for six months

According to decision of the head of the Shklou colony #7 Mikalai Dziadok, who is serving 54-month prison term, will spend the next six months in a prison cell.

Civil activist Mikhail Pashkevich sentenced to 7 days of arrest

01.06.2012 Civil activist Mikhail Pashkevich sentenced to 7 days of arrest

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.

TV journalists detained in Minsk

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.

Homel democrats aren't given room for workshop

01.06.2012 Homel democrats aren't given room for workshop

Activists of Homel Democratic Forum intended to hold the workshop "Interaction of NGOs and media: mutual interests and crossing points". Representatives of NGOs, mass media, bloggers and media activists were invited to the event.

Hrodna police detain journalists and beat picketers

01.06.2012 Hrodna police detain journalists and beat picketers

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.

Brest Region Court turns down Stakhayevich's appeal

01.06.2012 Brest Region Court turns down Stakhayevich's appeal

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.

01.06.2012 BISS Academic Director Detained in Minsk

Aliaksiej Pikulik, the Academic Director for Vilnius-based Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies and Professor of the European University at St. Petersburg was detained in Minsk on May 31. He is accused of petty hooliganism.

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