News for 5 Dec 2013

Case of the Free Trade Union in Babruisk started anew

05.12.2013 Case of the Free Trade Union in Babruisk started anew

Babruisk Court again considers the case on payment of bonuses for the industrial achievements to members of the Belarusian Free Trade Union at the Tractor Parts and Assemblies Plant.

Vasil Parfiankou sentenced to 12 months in prison

05.12.2013 Vasil Parfiankou sentenced to 12 months in prison

The Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk sentenced today former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou to 1 year of imprisonment in a maximum security penal colony on charges of violating preventive police supervision restrictions. He was taken into custody in the courtroom and sent to the detention center.

Astravets activist not allowed to stage anti-corruption picket

05.12.2013 Astravets activist not allowed to stage anti-corruption picket

On December 4, a civil society activist from Astravets district, Mikalai Ulasevich, received a ban on a picket he was going to stage this Saturday. The purpose of the picket entitled “Put Corrupt Officials to Justice” was attracting the attention of local residents, as well as law enforcement agencies, to facts of malfeasance and corruption among senior government officials of the district.

Mahiliou Regional Court upholds fine for pro-dem activist

05.12.2013 Mahiliou Regional Court upholds fine for pro-dem activist

The Mahiliou Regional Court presided by Judge Mikalai Hladki considered today a complaint of local leader of the coalition of pro-democratic forces, Yury Novikau, filed to challenge a decision of the court of Leninski district of October 29.

Salihorsk, Baranavichy authorities ban Human Rights Day pickets

05.12.2013 Salihorsk, Baranavichy authorities ban Human Rights Day pickets

Chief ideology official of Salihorsk district executive committee, Mikalai Maskevich, did not allow local civil society activists to hold a picket to celebrate the Human Rights Day on December 10. According to the official, the application for holding a mass event on December 10, 2013 in the town’s Tsentralnaya Square does not meet the requirements of Article 5 of the Law “On Mass Events”.

05.12.2013 Veterans of Soviet-Afghan war want to know truth about Autukhovich's state

They also wrote prosecutor general Aliaksandr Kaniuk that the complaint should be investigated by officers of the prosecutor general's office in accordance with the law on prosecution and ask to not send it to the body they complain about.

05.12.2013 Priest Lazar released from KGB jail

But the criminal case against him hasn't been dropped.

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