News on the topic: presidential elections-2010

Brest: regional court turns down Viktar Chaikouski's appeal

13.01.2012 Brest: regional court turns down Viktar Chaikouski's appeal

Viktar Chaikouski, electioneering agent of presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich during the election of 2010, appealed against the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Brest, which ruled that the case against him was to be dropped because of the end of the term of penalty execution.

Ex-political prisoner Ales Kirkevich is required to pay fine for electoral meeting

09.01.2012 Ex-political prisoner Ales Kirkevich is required to pay fine for electoral meeting

On 6 January court marshals paid an unexpected visit to Ales's apartment. They demanded that he paid a fine to which he had been sentenced last year for holding an electoral meeting of Hrodna residents with presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich. After the meeting Kirkevich and some more Hrodna activists had been sentenced to pay fines of 700,000 rubles for participation in “unauthorized rally”.

Mahiliou Region Court turns down observers’ appeal

15.12.2011 Mahiliou Region Court turns down observers’ appeal

On 14 December the Mahiliou Region Court turned down the appeal of Liudmila Kavylkina and Larysa Shukaila, observers of the election campaign “For Free Elections!” against the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou.

07.12.2011 Warning issued to Uladzimir Niakliayeu

The prosecutor’s office of Leninski district of Minsk has issued an official warning to the presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu.

06.12.2011 What for does KGB need a guitar?

A civic activist from Asipovichy, Ihar Simbirou, has not been returned his guitar seized by the KGB during a search almost a year ago.

Minsk City Court upholds annulment of Aleh Aheyeu's license

05.12.2011 Minsk City Court upholds annulment of Aleh Aheyeu's license

On 28 November 2011 the civil cases panel of judges of the Minsk City Court, consisting of N. Zhupikava, A.Antonenka and I. Lazavikova considered the administrative lawsuit of counsel Aleh Aheyeu against the unlawful annulment of his lawyer's license by the Ministry of Justice.

05.12.2011 Iryna Khalip demands to instigate criminal case against police officers

Journalist Iryna Khalip has not received letters from her husband, presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, for over two weeks.

09.11.2011 Niakliayeu banned from going abroad for medical treatment

On 9 November the criminal correction inspection of the Leninski District of Minsk banned former presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliayeu to go abroad for treatment. The politician told this to “Belorusski Partizan”.

Last figurant of “19 December mass riot” case sentenced to three years of personal restraint

12.10.2011 Last figurant of “19 December mass riot” case sentenced to three years of personal restraint

The Maskouski District Court of Minsk finished the proceedings concerning the last figurant of the 19 December case, Sviataslau Barananovich. Judge Alena Rudnitskaya found him guilty of participation in the “mass riot” and sentenced him to three years of personal restraint with direction to a penitentiary

02.09.2011 Presidential candidate Dzmitry Uss’ meeting with his wife was shortened because of his refusal to ask for clemency

These days Dzmitry Uss, a candidate for presidential position who was sentenced to 5.5 years of imprisonment, will have a meeting with his wife. As a rule, long-term meetings last for three days. However, in Dzmitry’s case the meeting was reduced to one day because of his refusal to write a letter to Lukashenka so that the latter could “grant parole” to him.

Case of new accused of 19 December “mass riot” passed to court

09.08.2011 Case of new accused of 19 December “mass riot” passed to court

Sviataslau Baranovich has been kept in the pre-trial prison #1 in Valadarski Street in Minsk since 15 June. The investigation into his case is over. Soon he will be familiarized with the materials of his case. The Minsk City Court also has to decide which of the district courts of the Minsk will try the case.

Homel: KGB returns confiscated equipment in disabled state

01.08.2011 Homel: KGB returns confiscated equipment in disabled state

During the presidential election 2011 Aleh Karbalevich, a member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party from Rechytsa, worked in the electoral teams of the democratic candidates Ryhor Kastusiou and Uladzimir Niakliayeu.

Homel Regional Prosecutor’s Office to run extra check-up on presidential election violations

16.06.2011 Homel Regional Prosecutor’s Office to run extra check-up on presidential election violations

On 6 June, Homel activists of the For Free Elections civil campaign engaged in election observation during the 2010 presidential election received a reply from Homel Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

Vitsebsk: Uladzimir Ramanovich is deprived of his business because of civil activism

14.06.2011 Vitsebsk: Uladzimir Ramanovich is deprived of his business because of civil activism

Uladzimir Ramanovich is organizer of numerous campaigns for the creation of bicycle infrastructure in Vitsebsk, including bicycle lanes and parking lots. Several days ago Siarhei Sliusar, the owner of the premises rented by Ramanovich for his bicycle hostel, Jazz Hotel, ordered him to vacate the premises within 10 days.

Baranavichy: district executive committee authorized one of three pickets

14.06.2011 Baranavichy: district executive committee authorized one of three pickets

The Baranavichy District Executive Committee allowed the local social democrats to hold a picket against the pauperization of the population. The pickets near the Viasiolkasupermarket and near the town fountain weren’t authorized, but the picket in the old park (from the side of Kamsamolskaya Street) which they intend to hold on 1-2 p.m. was permitted.

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