News on the topic: ecological rights

Activist in Maladziečna sentenced to 7 days in jail over green protest

16.05.2016 Activist in Maladziečna sentenced to 7 days in jail over green protest

Pavel Siarhei has been sentenced to 7 days of administrative arrest for being involved in a protest against the construction of a major pig farm in the town of Maladziečna, Minsk region, according to local human rights activist Ales Kaputsky.

27.04.2016 Opposition activists, environmentalists stage anti-nuclear protest in Minsk

Opposition activists protested the on-going construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus during the annual “Charnobylski Shlyakh” (Path of Chernobyl) demonstration staged Tuesday in Minsk on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Public Discussion over Church Construction Goes Unnoticed

19.01.2016 Public Discussion over Church Construction Goes Unnoticed

On January 18, the administration of the Pershamajski district held a public discussion over the construction of a new church in one of the green zones of the city, without attracting wider public. “We are not obliged to invite anyone,” said an official representative.

Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities

14.08.2015 Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities

Under public pressure, the head of Salihorsk District Executive Committee Aliaksandr Rymasheuski had to conduct a full-fledged meeting with the residents of the city, who are outraged with the destruction of the public garden near the shop "Lapis".

Police open case over flashmob in Lida district

29.07.2015 Police open case over flashmob in Lida district

The Investigation Committee of the Lida district has opened a criminal investigation into a flashmob staged in the town of Biarozauka on July 25, when an unknown masked man left several car tires and lit smoke bombs outside the entrance to the Nioman glassworks.

Mahilioŭ City Council ignores the collective appeals of citizens

10.07.2015 Mahilioŭ City Council ignores the collective appeals of citizens

At the end of May about 6.5 thousand citizens sent an appeal to the local MPs, but still haven't received any response.

Salihorsk: densification and felling trees will continue

17.03.2015 Salihorsk: densification and felling trees will continue

Activists of the campaign "Protect the Forest" declare the need to adjust the master plan of the development of Salihorsk.

Vitsebsk: public hearing is over, the questions remain

16.03.2015 Vitsebsk: public hearing is over, the questions remain

March 13, a public hearing concerningthe felling of four trees and two lilac bushes near the Vitsebsk regional library named after Lenin was held in Vitsebsk. The hearing was held outdoors and was attended by about 30 people.

Vitsebsk: people will be let to public hearing only after showing their passports

11.03.2015 Vitsebsk: people will be let to public hearing only after showing their passports

It is interesting that the “public hearing” will be held not in some official building, but outdoors, near the regional library named after Lenin. Nevertheless, Vitsebsk City Executive Committee warns that the people who intend to take part in the hearing need to take their passports with them.

Sanitary zone destroyed for a new hypermarket (photo report)

10.02.2015 Sanitary zone destroyed for a new hypermarket (photo report)

Despite protests from local residents, the destruction of the green space at the intersection of 50 Hod VLKSM and Lunkou streets in Babruisk has begun. The local authorities gave this territory to the "Inproma Group" for construction of the hypermarket "OMA".

Maladzechna residents oppose construction of large pigstries

02.12.2014 Maladzechna residents oppose construction of large pigstries

November 29 in Maladzechna local human rights activists held a meeting of the lawyer of the association “Green Network” Tatsiana Sinitsa with opponents of building two huge pigstries on the territory of Maladzechna district.

Ecological picket banned in Salihorsk

11.09.2014 Ecological picket banned in Salihorsk

Salihorsk City Executive Committee did not authorize a picket in the central square, aimed at collecting signatures for a healthy environment.

Mahiliou: green zone and playground destroyed in favor of parking lot

08.08.2014 Mahiliou: green zone and playground destroyed in favor of parking lot

Mahiliou citizens oppose the construction of the parking lot. The initiative group, headed by a local pensioner Tamara, has collected 200 signatures from local residents, which have been submitted to the Mahiliou authorities.

Salihorsk residents protest against illegal construction of road through their yard

06.08.2014 Salihorsk residents protest against illegal construction of road through their yard

The illegal construction of a highway through the yard area in one of the districts of Salihorsk has caused a widespread discontent with the locals. Officers of the district executive committee and the board of capital construction rushed to extinguish the “fire of people's anger”.

Brest: Social Democrats appeal actions of executive committee complain to prosecutor and State Control Committee

05.08.2014 Brest: Social Democrats appeal actions of executive committee complain to prosecutor and State Control Committee

The reason for the appeal was the information that the Brest Regional Executive Committee lent a ten-kilomenter part of the river of Mukhavets from the Border of Brest to the border with the Zhabinka district.

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