Independent trade union newspaper Salidarnasts to be suspended
The senior editor Aliaxandr Starykievich explains this by saying that the authorities deprived the Salidarnasts of all possible sources of income – the newspaper cannot get subscribed for or delivered via the Sauizdruk system.
The last issue of the independent newspaper Salidarnasts came out on January 23. The editorial says that at the end of 2005 the authorities delivered a series of blows on the Salidarnasts and the newspaper does not have any means for continuing. The situation is explained by the senior editor of the newspaper Aliaxandr Starykievich: “In this situation we simply did not have any possibility to organize distribution because this also requires money and some amount of patience. Which we have not had for the past two years and a half. We have worked as a small team - 3-4 people, working "on the move" so to say. I believe that the prospects of legal independent periodicals will remain very modest in the near future. If we continued, without subscription and distribution, there would be new reprisals, and the result would be the same. Our nearest prospect is the Internet and self publication”.