News for 14 Jan 2014

Zhodzina City Election Committee registered just six electoral teams

14.01.2014 Zhodzina City Election Committee registered just six electoral teams

The observers note the extreme passiveness at the stage of registration of initiative groups for nomination of candidates for Zhodzina City Council of 27 convocation.

Appeal against torture in Mahiliou penal colony filed with Mahiliou Regional Court

14.01.2014 Appeal against torture in Mahiliou penal colony filed with Mahiliou Regional Court

Minsker Liudmila Kuchura applied to Mahiliou Regional Court after the refusal of the Investigative Committee to examine the complaint about torture of her husband Piatro Kuchura in colony No. 15 in Mahiliou.

Cassation appeal of Vasil Parfiankou to be considered January 28

14.01.2014 Cassation appeal of Vasil Parfiankou to be considered January 28

May 29, 2012 Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk sentenced Vasil Parfiankou to six months of arrest under Art. 421 of the Criminal Code (breach of prophylactic supervision set by the court).

Long break in trial in Astravets

14.01.2014 Long break in trial in Astravets

January 13 held another hearing on the complaint of a civil society activist Mikalai Vlasevich against the actions of Astravets District Executive Committee, who didn't to allow him to hold a picket on December 7, 2013 under the slogan "Let's bring the corrupt to justice!" took place in Astravets.

First six electoral teams registered in Baranavichy

14.01.2014 First six electoral teams registered in Baranavichy

A sitting of Baranavichy city territorial election commission took place January 13. the commission considered the documents for registration of initiative groups to collect signatures for nomination of candidates for Baranavichy City Council of Deputies. The election commission registered all six electoral teams, whose registration documents had been filed before the sitting.

Vitsebsk human rights activist Piatro Ivanou threatened to be deported to Russia

14.01.2014 Vitsebsk human rights activist Piatro Ivanou threatened to be deported to Russia

Vitsebsk human rights activist and military pensioner Piatro Ivanou is threatened with being deported to Russia and demanded to submit an income statement. The department on citizenship and migration of Vitsebsk’s Kastrychnitski police department demands that the human rights activist Piotr Ivanou (in the picture) reported about the living expenses before 20 January. Otherwise they promise to deport him to Russia.

UCP leader Anatol Liabedzka sentenced to a fine

14.01.2014 UCP leader Anatol Liabedzka sentenced to a fine

10-05 a.m. At the entrance of the courthouse the police inspected the visitors' belongings and were reluctant to let anybody in without seeing a subpoena. About 20 people gathered in the courtroom. The case was considered by Judge Kiryl Polulekh. Anatol Liabedzka answered the questions in Belarusian.

Brest City Executive Committee returns electorate to year 2010

14.01.2014 Brest City Executive Committee returns electorate to year 2010

The section "Elections-2014" of the official website of Brest City Executive Committee contains a link to the regulation determining the places where it is prohibited to hold pickets for collecting signatures for nomination of candidates for the upcoming local elections.

Civil society activist summoned by his boss after filing documents for registration of electoral team

14.01.2014 Civil society activist summoned by his boss after filing documents for registration of electoral team

On January 10 Bialynichy democratic activists filed documents to the district and territorial election commissions for registration of initiative groups to collect signatures for nomination as candidates.

Homel region: electoral pickets are allowed in unfrequented places

14.01.2014 Homel region: electoral pickets are allowed in unfrequented places

The executive committees of the Homel region have adopted regulations determining the places prohibited for holding pickets for nomination of candidates for the local elections. In particular, Homel City Executive Committee ruled that collecting signatures in support of the candidacies was prohibited at a distance less than 50 meters from the buildings of the executive committees, courts, prosecutors' offices, public transport stops, intersections, crosswalks and territories of organizations "providing defense, state security and daily life of the population".

14.01.2014 Ihar Alinevich: The best wish is be yourself

The political prisoner sent his mother a letter from Navapolatsk penal colony.

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