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150 persons convicted today

27.03.2017 150 persons convicted today

Up to 150 persons have been convicted today on charges of involvement in the protests staged in various parts of Belarus on March 25 and 26. These include human rights defenders and journalists.

Mass Grave near Viciebsk: WWII or NKVD executions?

04.03.2016 Mass Grave near Viciebsk: WWII or NKVD executions?

Viciebsk activists fail to get the results of exhumation of people’s remnants from the mass grave found near the village of Khaisy, Viciebsk region.

Sporava: villagers warn Aliaksandr Lukashenka they won't participate in elections

15.09.2015 Sporava: villagers warn Aliaksandr Lukashenka they won't participate in elections

According to the residents of the village of Sporava (the Biaroza district), they believe neither to the local, nor to the district, nor to the regional and not even to the national authorities. They've been struggling for the return of their lake, lent to a businessman in 2014. The last instance is Aliaksandr Lukashenka, and the villages threat to refuse from taking part in the elections unless he takes an objective decision in their case.

Residents of Bialyničy protest against construct of shop in former Catholic cemetery

10.08.2015 Residents of Bialyničy protest against construct of shop in former Catholic cemetery

Bialyničy have filed an appeal to Bialyničy District Executive Committee to express their disagreement with the construction of a shop of the district consumer society on the territory of a former Catholic cemetery. The appeal was signed by 117 citizens of Bialyničy district.

Brest prosecutor's office asked to check construction works on the territory of Brest fortress for compliance with legislation

01.04.2015 Brest prosecutor's office asked to check construction works on the territory of Brest fortress for compliance with legislation

The reason for the appeal, filed to the prosecutor's office by the head of the Brest regional branch of Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Ihar Maslouski, are the construction works and putting sewage on the territory of the memorial complex "Brest Fortress".

Prosecutor General's Office asked to check the legality of construction works in Brest Fortress

13.03.2015 Prosecutor General's Office asked to check the legality of construction works in Brest Fortress

The appeal was filed by the chairman of the Belarusian Society for Protection of Monuments of History and Culture Anton Astapovich, who believes that in the course of the planned construction of a hotel and youth military-patriotic centrethe current legislation on historical and cultural monumentsis violated.

Anton Astapovich: "Public discussion of the general plan of development of Vitsebsk needs to be canceled"

10.03.2015 Anton Astapovich: "Public discussion of the general plan of development of Vitsebsk needs to be canceled"

Anton Astapovich, Chairman of the Belarusian Society for Preservation of Monuments of History and Culture, believes that public discussion has been organized in violation of the law, and the right of all interested parties to take part in the discussion is violated.

Freelancers face threats and insults in Brest

05.02.2015 Freelancers face threats and insults in Brest

The incident took place during shooting of a video report about the destruction of historic buildings near one of them – Warburgs' colony which will be destroyed soon.

Plan of for reconstruction of historical buildings not implemented in Mahiliou

14.10.2014 Plan of for reconstruction of historical buildings not implemented in Mahiliou

It follows from a reply of the deputy head of the Mahiliou City Executive Committee Andrei Kuntsevich.

Mahiliou citizens ask to be informed about repairs of historical values

16.09.2014 Mahiliou citizens ask to be informed about repairs of historical values

An appropriate appeal to the Mahiliou City Executive Committee was signed by 24 people. The reason for the appeal was the plan for year 2014, adopted by the officials.

Orsha authorities prohibited celebration of 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha

02.09.2014 Orsha authorities prohibited celebration of 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha

The bid for the festive event was filed by members of the organizing committee for celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha. Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee, artist Mikola Kupava received an official letter from Orsha district executive committee with a prohibition of the event.

Court declares decisions of Ministry of Culture non-appealable

12.08.2014 Court declares decisions of Ministry of Culture non-appealable

The Civil Division of the Minsk City Court quashed the decision of the trial court and stopped the trial in the construction of automobile and pedestrian bridge on the protected territory of the Brest Fortress.

Brest resident tries to punish authorities for attempt on historical building

09.07.2014 Brest resident tries to punish authorities for attempt on historical building

Civil society activist Dzianis Turchaniak filed an application to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Belarus asking to prosecute the local officials and officers of the city's housing economy who intended to dismantle house No. 10 in Astrouski Street in Brest.

Brest “For Freedom” coordinator sues Ministry of Culture

03.02.2014 Brest “For Freedom” coordinator sues Ministry of Culture

Brest coordinator of the Movement "For Freedom" Dzianis Turchaniak trying to challenge the actions of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus, which coordinated the project documentation and issued a permit for the construction of a road bridge at the Brest Fortress.

Installment of monument to Kalinouski is not provided by state concept

06.08.2013 Installment of monument to Kalinouski is not provided by state concept

The initiator of the campaign for its establishment, Aleh Korban, received a response from the deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, the head of the pro-government Communist Party Ihar Karpenka.

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