News for 24 May 2013
24.05.2013 Davyd-Haradok police raid Roma community
The raid is described by the local pro-government weekly. The newspaper “Naviny Palessia” (“News of Palesse”) posted an article entitled “Gypsies are not asleep - and you do not sleep!”, in which it emphasized that “persons of the Roma ethnic group are rightly considered as unreliable people: to become rich at the expense of others is a “good” tradition for some of them.
24.05.2013 Homel journalist Anatol Hatouchyts summoned to Prosecutor’s Office
Anatol Hatouchyts, Homel leader of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, was summoned to the regional Prosecutor’s Office. Yesterday, he received a phone call from the senior assistant Prosecutor Dzmitry Deboi and invited to an interview. He explained that the Prosecutor’s Office possessed “evidence that on April 24 Hatouchyts prepared a video story for the satellite channel Belsat about the flood in Homel.”
24.05.2013 Parliament to outlaw age limit in employment as discrimination
The House of Representatives is reportedly discussing amendments to the Labor Code. The first reading of the bill is said to be underway at the moment.
24.05.2013 ARCHE Re-Registered
The Ministry of Information finally agreed to re-register the independent Belarusian language magazine Arche. Beginning – after six months’ financial inspection and four refusals to re-register the outlet.