News for 3 May 2013
03.05.2013 "Zmena" activists hang out streamer "Freedom to Political Prisoners" in Kastrychnitskaya Square
On Saturday, 4 May, an activist of "Zmena" (the youth wing of "Tell The Truth") Pavel Vinahradau is to be released after serving an arrest term.
03.05.2013 Syarhey Kavalenka gets the second warning for the week
Vitsebsk activist of the Conservative-Christian Party "Belarusian Popular Front" Siarhei Kavalenka was summonsed to Pershamaiski District Inspection in Vitsebsk and issued with the second warning for the week.
03.05.2013 Belarus is urged to stop death
Amnesty International has distributed an urgent press release with a call on the Belarusian authorities to stop the execution of a death verdict and introduce a moratorium on the death penalty.
03.05.2013 Yan Melnikau to spend all Easter holidays in jail
"For Freedom" activist Yan Melnikau was detained by police in the evening of 2 May. He was holding a streamer "Anarchism is not a crime. Ihar Trukhanovich is not a criminal" in Gorky Park in Minsk.
03.05.2013 Brest: authorities bann pickets in honor of Yury Zakharanka
Brest activists of the United Civil Party filed 12 applications to Brest City Executive Committee to hold pickets and remind about the fate of the former Minister of Interior Yury Zakharanka on 7 May (he went missing back on 7 May 1999).
03.05.2013 Baranavichy activists congratulate political prisoners on Easter
During the first May days Baranavichy civic activists congratulated the Belarusian political prisoners on Easter holiday, sending them letters and nice postcards. The activists hope that it will help the prisoners not to feel abandoned.
03.05.2013 Byalynichy: police inspector holds another questioning concerning “BelSat” journalists
In the midday on 2 May police inspector of Bialynichy District Executive Committee Alyaksandr Yemelyanau came to the house of Valery Vusik in the village of Lebyadzyanka and asked how the latter got acquainted with independent journalists and how the report about the "Lebyadzyanka" farm appeared on the TV channel "BelSat".
03.05.2013 Does publication of newspaper in Belarus violate the equality of state languages?
In February members of Slonim branch of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy gathered 39 signatures under an address to the chief editor of the “Slonimski Vestnik” newspaper, calling to return the Belarusian language to its pages, which had been completely replaced by Russian.
03.05.2013 Today Is the World Press Freedom Day
The day declares freedom of expression as one of the highest values.