News for 18 Feb 2014
18.02.2014 Vital Rymasheuski to be tried for picket
Minsk's Kastrychnitski district police department launched administrative proceedings against the politician.
18.02.2014 Viasna fails to protect website in court
Judge Alena Siamak of the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk considered today a complaint filed by deputy chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Valiantsin Stefanovich to challenge a decision of the Prosecutor General's Office to blacklist the spring96.org website as a resource with restricted access. The judge previously considered the case of a travel ban imposed on a number of Belarusian human rights defenders.
18.02.2014 Orsha entrepreneurs advised not to cooperate with independent website
Viktar Andreyeu, founder of the website www.orshatut.by, does not rule out that close attention to the resource is associated with the election campaign.
18.02.2014 Number of registered NGOs in 2013 lowest since 2005
The Ministry of Justice has summed up the results of the past year’s registration of public associations and foundations. In 2013, 70 new associations were registered (2 international, 11 national and 57 local ones), one association of NGOs, 11 foundations (1 international and 10 local).
18.02.2014 Potential candidate in Bykhau appeals groundless pressure
Siarhei Antonau, member of the Belarusian Popular Front running for the Mahiliou Regional Council, filed a complaint with the district election commission of Bykhau constituency No. 14.