News for 18 Mar 2013

18.03.2013 Belarusian Christian Democracy activists detained in Brest

Three activists of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party were detained this afternoon at an action of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners in Brest, the BCD’s press-service reports.

Free trade union leader to sue employer over dismissal

18.03.2013 Free trade union leader to sue employer over dismissal

Viktar Stukau, activist of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, fired for allegedly violating safety rules, is suing his employer. He believes that the administration of the Polatsk-Shklovalakno state-owned enterprise initiated his dismissal on spurious reasons, and the true cause for it was his activities in the independent trade union. The lawsuit is expected to be heard today at Polatsk Town Court.

Parliament overlooks proposals by NGOs

18.03.2013 Parliament overlooks proposals by NGOs

The Legal Transformation Center (Lawtrend) sent to the Parliament’s Commission on Human Rights a set of proposals for changes in the law on public associations. However, the working group deemed it inappropriate to consider the opinions of NGOs.

Hrodna court fines BCD activist over picket

18.03.2013 Hrodna court fines BCD activist over picket

Judge Zinaida Bartsevich of Hrodna Kastrychnitski District Court fined today Halina Kotava, local activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, 2.5 mln rubles.

18.03.2013 Tell the Truth campaigns for more control over local budgets

Brest activists of the Tell the Truth civil campaign have lodged a petition with the city executive committee, urging the officials to regularly publish information on spending the budget finances, Radio Racyja reports, quoting the campaign’s activist Ihar Maslouski.

18.03.2013 Belarus deserter gets political asylum in Lithuania

Lithuania grants political asylum to Belarus soldier Sciapan Zacharcanka who can now live in European Union for five years.

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