News for 12 Oct 2007
12.10.2007 List of Activists Detained on the Eve of European March
12.10.2007 Supreme Court Upholds Non-registration of ?Young Social Democrats – Young Hramada’
In its verdict the court stated that the Ministry of Justice lawfully refused to register the youth organization because of defects in its charter. In particular, the court upheld the ministry’s opinion that fostering of nomination of the organization’s representatives to the municipal organs contradicted to the legislation.
12.10.2007 Chair of Belarusian Language Society Proposes to Punish Officials for Destruction of Hrodna’s Old Town
At the end of September the Belarusian Language Society received an answer from the Ministry of Culture, department of protection of historical and cultural heritage. BLS had applied to the prosecutor’s office of Belarus concerning law violations during the ?reconstruction’ of the historical center of Hrodna.
12.10.2007 Vileika: Activists Warned against Participation in European March
On 12 October the activists of For Freedom movement Mikhas Kulets and Ales Sudak and a member of the United Civil Party Uladzimir Maliarchuk were warned that they would be punished in case they took part in an unauthorized action on 14 October.
12.10.2007 Homel and Hrodna: Preventively Detained Declare Hunger-strike
Several days ago in Homel the police detained the leader of Homel city office of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou and his deputy Uladzimir Katsora. Both of them were found guilty of ?dirty swearing’ and sentenced to 7 days of jail. Now they are kept in the temporary isolator of Homel. Katsora and Paliakou have declared a hunger-strike.
12.10.2007 Mahiliou: Zmitser Salauiou Awaits Trial
In the night of 11-12 October in Mahiliou the police detained the deputy chair of Mahiliou city office of the Belarusian People’s Front Party Zmitser Salauiou and composed on him a report for ?petty hooliganism’. There they wrote that he had allegedly sworn dirtily and pissed in their eyes.
12.10.2007 Viktar Ivashkevich Condemns Police Hooliganism
On 12 October three policemen in mufti were watching the entrance of the central office of the Belarusian People’s Front Party in Masherau Strret (former Varvashenia Street) in Minsk. They illegally searched those who went out of the office and confiscated from them informational materials about the upcoming opposition’s action European March.
12.10.2007 Slovakian Charge D’affaires Speaks about 12 EU Conditions for Belarus
The EU is interested in Belarus’ joining the European community, Slovakian charge d’affaires to Belarus Lubomir Rehak told BelaPAN. The diplomat is a member of the EU Ambassadors delegation that is visiting Homel region on 11-12 October.