News for 21 Mar 2013
21.03.2013 Journalist Denied Access to a Building Yard of the Nuclear Station in Astravets
Correspondent of Radio Svaboda Mikhail Karnevich provided all required documents to the Management of the worksite of Astravets nuclear station; however, he was not allowed to enter the site.
21.03.2013 Slonim police warn activist ahead of Freedom Day celebrations
Ivan Sheha, leader of Slonim pro-democratic forces, received a written warning from the police department, warning against “violating the procedures of organizing and holding mass events or pickets.”
21.03.2013 Valiantsin Stefanovich: MEPs should seek meetings with political prisoners
During his meeting with the Lithuanian MEP Justas Paleckis, Valiantsin Stefanovich, Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, raised the issue of political prisoners. “I referred to our joint report with the International Federation for Human Rights, which has recently been prepared. We talked mainly about the situation of political prisoners. But not only about that,” said Valiantsin Stefanovich in his comments to Radio Racyja.
21.03.2013 Freedom Day picket banned in Salihorsk
Salihorsk district executive committee banned the March 24 rally in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic – Freedom Day.