News for 24 Mar 2014

Results of local elections: 88% districts uncontested

24.03.2014 Results of local elections: 88% districts uncontested

The election observation campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" have summed up the results of this year’s local councils elections.

24.03.2014 Three Fair World activists elected members of village councils

The Left Party "Fair World" will have three deputies in the rural councils of Orsha district, Vitsebsk region, namely Anatol Hotsman, Yury Kurhanau and Zhanna Frankova, Radio Free Europe’s Belarus service reports quoting the Party’s Deputy Chairman Valery Ukhnaliou.

24.03.2014 Rerun needed in 7 constituencies in Belarus

18,809 deputies have been elected. The turnout was 77.3% – 5,391,103 people voted.

National Bolshevik activist Dzmitry Paliyenka detained ahead of Freedom Day

24.03.2014 National Bolshevik activist Dzmitry Paliyenka detained ahead of Freedom Day

Dzmitry Paliyenka, an activist of the National Bolshevik movement, was detained this afternoon in Minsk.

BCD Secretary sentenced to 2 days in jail

24.03.2014 BCD Secretary sentenced to 2 days in jail

The Kastrychnitski District Court of Minsk heard today the case of the Executive Secretary of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Dzianis Sadouski. The activist was charged under Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code (disorderly conduct). The case considered by Judge Siarhei Hermanovich.

Journalist in Hrodna charged with illegal production and distribution of information

24.03.2014 Journalist in Hrodna charged with illegal production and distribution of information

A Hrodna member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Ales Dzianisau has been accused of allegedly committing an administrative offense under Part 2 of Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code, illegal production and distribution of information. Now the freelance journalist faces a fine of 20 to 50 base units.

UCP activists gets five days in jail

24.03.2014 UCP activists gets five days in jail

UCP member Anton Zhylko stood trial today in the Court of Minsk’s Partyzanski district on charges of distributing leaflets advertising Freedom Day celebrations expected on March 25 and authorized by the officials.

Monitoring Report on Local Elections of the 27th Convocation

24.03.2014 Monitoring Report on Local Elections of the 27th Convocation

The observation was carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" within the frames of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

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