News for 11 Jun 2012

11.06.2012 Aliaksandr Malchanau not allowed to attend mother’s funeral

They say in Zhodzina detention center that the political prisoner cannot bid farewell to his mother.

11.06.2012 Deputy head of Presidential Administration breaks his promise to accept citizens

On 7 June the deputy head of the Presidential Administration Valer Mitskevich didn’t keep his earlier promise to accept representatives of a civil initiative against lawlessness at courts and procuracies. This was stated to a “Novy Chas” journalist by the leader of the civil initiative, lawyer Tamara Siarhei.

Proposals on humanization of criminal-executive legislation can sink in bureaucratic correspondence

11.06.2012 Proposals on humanization of criminal-executive legislation can sink in bureaucratic correspondence

Anzhalika Kambalava, a member of the Baranavichy city branch of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, received an answer from the deputy head of the regular commission on national security of the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly Anatol Vankovich, to whom he had sent a proposal on humanization of the criminal-executive legislation towards convicts.

Baranavichy residents demand amendment of electoral legislation

11.06.2012 Baranavichy residents demand amendment of electoral legislation

Civil activist Ryhor Hryk collected 105 signatures of local citizens under an appeal for amendment of the electoral legislation of Belarus.

Lida: court turns down Andrei Charnavusau's appeal

11.06.2012 Lida: court turns down Andrei Charnavusau's appeal

On 8 June the Lida District Court considered the appeal of Andrei Charnavusau against a ruling of the draft board, by which he was denied the right to choose alternative civilian service instead of military service. The case was considered by Judge Yermakovich. The interests of the draft board were represented by three members of the commission including its chairman.

Distributor of "Vitebskiy Kuryer" gets fined

11.06.2012 Distributor of "Vitebskiy Kuryer" gets fined

On 6 June the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk considered an administrative case against Siarhei Kandakou. He was tried on the basis of a police report, drawn up on 2 May, when the police confiscated 18 copies of the "Vitebskiy Kuryer" he intended to throw into postboxes.

11.06.2012 Siarhei Kavalenka transferred from quarantine to work brigade

Several days ago Alena Kavalenka, wife of the political prisoner Siarhei Kavalenka, found out he had been transferred from the quarantine department of Mahiliou colony #19, to work brigade #5.

11.06.2012 Sannikau's lawyer appeals foreign travel restrictions

Lawyer Maryna Kavaleuskaya filed complaints to the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the actions by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Defence in connection with a travel ban imposed on her.

11.06.2012 Andrei Mouchan is accused of self-beating

Andrei Mouchan, an activist of "European Belarus" civil campaign beaten by police, visited the Investigation Committee.

11.06.2012 Political prisoner Vaskovich doesn't receive even envelopes

Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich does not receive even empty envelopes of the letters sent to him. He wrote it in a letter to his family, BCD party press service reports.

11.06.2012 Hrodna: Orthodox priest to be tried for refusal from fingerprinting

An Orthodox Christian priest in Hrodna will stand trial on 12 June for his refusal to be fingerprinted by police.

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