News for 29 Jun 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
29.06.2012 Arrested Youth Activist Goes on Hunger Strike
Paviel Vinahradau — the leader of Zmiena movement — went on hunger strike.
29.06.2012 Ashton: Stop the repressions in Belarus
EU High Representative calls to stop all acts of harassment of the opposition, media and civil society.