News for 8 Jul 2014
08.07.2014 Authorities permit just one BCD picket in over 100
Belarusian Christian Democrats applied for permissions to hold over 100 pickets in 41 cities and towns of Belarus, but just one of them was authorized. It will be held at 5-7 p.m. in Klichau, whose population is 7,000 at largest. The topic of the picket is the protection of children from alcoholism.
08.07.2014 Police deny activist's hunger-strike and refuse to return him T-shirt
Head of Minsk centrel for Minsk detention center, Lieutenant Colonel I. Sakalouski refused to recognize the 25-day hunger strike of an activist from Homel Yury Rubtsou, charging him 1,650,000 rubles for the prison food. The man who didn't eat anything during his stay in the detention center applied to the Maskouski District Court of Minsk.
08.07.2014 Ales Dashchynski: the may have supported the abolition of the death penalty, though he couldn't say it openly
How was the topic of the death penalty covered in Belarus more than 15 years ago? One of the first extensive articles appeared in the independent Belarusian newspaper "Svaboda" February 17, 1998, when its editor was Ihar Hermianchuk. The article was placed in the "Topic" column and was titled "Death Penalty".
08.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski received at Paris Mayor's Office and French MFA
The first visit of the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Ales Bialiatski to Paris has come to an end. Before this, he had last visited Paris three years ago, a month before his arrest. All subsequent years members of the Federation throughout the world held actions and took every effort to secure his release.
08.07.2014 14th anniversary of Dzmitry Zavadski's abduction
The journalist of the ORT TV channel disappeared without a trace in Minsk on 7 July 2000.
08.07.2014 Ex-political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich eventually allowed to come to Minsk for medical treatment
The police of Vaukavysk finally allowed the former political prisoner to go to the Belarusian capital for a medical examination.