News for 31 May 2013

European Humanities University to receive Atlantic Council Freedom Award

31.05.2013 European Humanities University to receive Atlantic Council Freedom Award

The European Humanities University (EHU) – the only Belarusian university that has succeeded in maintaining its academic freedom and independence in the face of enormous government pressure – has been named a recipient of an Atlantic Council Freedom Award. The award will be presented at a ceremony in Wroclaw, Poland on June 14th, informed BC Jurga Mečinskienė.

Mahiliou court fails to punish official for insulting local social democrats

31.05.2013 Mahiliou court fails to punish official for insulting local social democrats

Today, on May 31, was the last day of the trial initiated by the Belarusian Social Democratic Party and its member Mikalai Zalozny, in particular. After four hearings, Leninski District Court of Mahiliou in the name of Judge Andrei Yurchanka said he could not identify the author of the slander of one of the oldest Belarusian political parties.

31.05.2013 Minsk City Court dismisses appeals by Radio Racyja reporters

Today the judge of the Minsk City Court Valer Kamisarau heard the appeal of two independent journalists Aliaksandr Yarashevich and Henadz Barbarych who were detained on April 27th after the Chernobyl Way demonstration and got three days’ arrest for disobeying police’s demands.

Tell the Truth Belaaziorsk activist appeals warning under Art. 193.1

31.05.2013 Tell the Truth Belaaziorsk activist appeals warning under Art. 193.1

Aliaksandr Kuzmin, activist of the Tell the Truth civil campaign from the town of Belaaziorsk, Brest region, filed a complaint with the Regional Prosecutor’s Office to contest a warning he received for alleged illegal NGO membership.

31.05.2013 Parents visit political prisoner Alinevich

Ihar Alinevich, who serves sentence in penal colony No. 10 in Navapolatsk, was allowed a visit with his family. Charter97.org learnt it from his mother Valiantsina Alinevich.

31.05.2013 Pavel Vinahradau detained because of CIS summit

The activist of opposition has been detained for the second day in a row. Pavel Vinahradau wrote that on his Facebook account.

Trial in Andrei Haidukou’s case scheduled for June 12

31.05.2013 Trial in Andrei Haidukou’s case scheduled for June 12

According to Andrei Haidukou’s relatives, the case will be heard at 10 a.m. on June 12 in Vitsebsk Regional Court with presiding Judge Halina Urbanovich.

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