News for 26 Aug 2014

Opposition activist Dzmitry Kremianetski sentenced to 10 days in jail

26.08.2014 Opposition activist Dzmitry Kremianetski sentenced to 10 days in jail

Judge Artsiom Biaskishski of the court of Minsk’s Savetski District Court heard today the administrative case against activist of the Young Front opposition movement Dzmitry Kremenetski. He was charged with disorderly conduct (Art. 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).

Homel authorities avoid trial

26.08.2014 Homel authorities avoid trial

On August 25, a hearing of a lawsuit lodged by human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka against the City Executive Committee was adjourned by the Tsentralny District Court of Homel after a representative of the executive authorities failed to appear in court.

OSCE core principles must be safeguarded in Ukraine, says Secretary General

26.08.2014 OSCE core principles must be safeguarded in Ukraine, says Secretary General

ALPBACH, Austria, 26 August 2014 - Separatism and changes in borders must be firmly rejected and the core OSCE principles followed during the crisis in Ukraine, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told the European Forum Alpbach this weekend.

26.08.2014 Extremism commission to evaluate information products

A commission to evaluate if information has signed of extremism will be set up in Belarus.

26.08.2014 Opposition activists get arrested before Minsk meeting

Police detains the activists before the meeting of Poroshenko, Putin and EU leadership.

Court sentences Pavel Vinahradau to 10 days of prison

26.08.2014 Court sentences Pavel Vinahradau to 10 days of prison

On August 23, the Court of Minsk’s Maskouski district considered an administrative case against activist of the Zmena opposition movement Pavel Vinahradau. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail for alleged hooliganism (Article 17.1 of the Administrative Code).

Opposition activist detained in Homel

26.08.2014 Opposition activist detained in Homel

Opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski was detained last evening in Homel. He was detained outside his private house and taken to the police department, despite the fact that it was he who had called the police.

EU position on Belarus has not changed

26.08.2014 EU position on Belarus has not changed

Today’s meeting of leaders of the Customs Union member-countries and Ukraine in Minsk will be held in a “particular context”, as it is expected to involve the EU representative at the invitation of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, said Maja Kocijančič, Spokesperson for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, at a briefing in Brussels on August 25.

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