News for 9 Apr 2013

PEN-center issues a public statement in support of independent photographers

09.04.2013 PEN-center issues a public statement in support of independent photographers

The national civil association "Belarusian PEN-center" issued a statement in support of indepent photographers. According to media information, a civil case has been brought against Yuliya Darashkevich and Vadzim Zamirouski, the organizers of the artistic contest "Belarus Press Photo 2011" and the court proceedings against them will start soon.

Orsha authorities declare war on informal hangouts

09.04.2013 Orsha authorities declare war on informal hangouts

The number of police officers in the old Orsha site was probably sufficient to detain a professional armed gang. However, as it turned out, the police held a special operation against members of informal youth groups who used to hang out there.

Homel: police, ambulance and city authorities oppose leftist May Day rally

09.04.2013 Homel: police, ambulance and city authorities oppose leftist May Day rally

Homel police and ambulance refuse to conclude the agreements for serving the May Day rally of the oppositionists, referring to the legal acts according to which such agreements can be concluded after the action is authorized by the city administration.

09.04.2013 Polish citizen Teresa Strzelec goes on hunger-strike in Belarus

Tereza Strzelec, who was banned from leaving Belarus, has gone on hunger strike in the Polish consulate in Brest.

Homel Regional Court invents a new way of restricting civil rights

09.04.2013 Homel Regional Court invents a new way of restricting civil rights

The head of Homel Regional Court, Siarhei Shautsou, invented a new way to limit the constitutional rights of citizens. He believes that such rights can be restricted due to "objective circumstances".

Mahiliou KGB is getting more active

09.04.2013 Mahiliou KGB is getting more active

During the recent weeks Mahiliou KGB officers have tried to recruit several young activists of democratic organizations. The website of the Mahiliou branch of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" was hacked.

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