News for 21 Jun 2012
21.06.2012 Presentation of “Belarus in Focus: through the eyes of foreign journalists”
The presentation took place in PEN-Center in Minsk on June 20. The book is a collection of winning articles from an international competition (www.focus.solidarityby.eu) held jointly with the Press Club Polska in October 2011, according to the employee of the Informational bureau Solidarity with Belarus (Warsaw) Natallia Belikava.
21.06.2012 Tell the Truth activist detained in Minsk
Aliaksandr Artsybashau, activist of the Tell the Truth civil campaign, has been reportedly detained by Minsk police this afternoon, www.zapraudu.info reports.
21.06.2012 Election observers: “We will keep our eyes open throughout the election”
The Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections campaign has launched a nation-wide election observation campaign ahead of the September parliamentary election at a press-conference held in Viasna’s office today.
21.06.2012 Minsk prosecutor’s office warns Platforma leader Andrei Bandarenka
Andrei Bandarenka, head of the Platforma human rights NGO that specializes in the protection of the rights of prisoners, has received an official warning from Minsk City Prosecutor’s Office on allegations of discrediting Belarus.
21.06.2012 KGB puts pressure on supporters of change of the Electoral Code
KGB and ideologists are exercising pressure on the members of the initiative group created in order to change the Election Code.
21.06.2012 UN Special Rapporteur trying to get to Belarus
Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya, UN special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, soon intends to repeat her address to the Belarusian authorities in attempt to visit the country.
21.06.2012 Police try to break into apartment of Fyodar Mirzayanau's mother
The incident happened in the evening on June 20.