News for 9 Nov 2007
09.11.2007 Yaraslau Hryshchenia Has Spine Fracture
Now Yaraslau Hryshchenia is in Dziarzhynsk hospital. The ambulance drove him there together with the driver of the minibus by which Hryshchenia was going to Baranavichy. The road was covered with ice. The car was running at 90km/h. Not far from Dziarzhynsk the car slipped to the median strip and then fell into a ditch.
09.11.2007 Mahiliou: Police Detaine Hanna Illina and Maryna Nestserava
On 8 November in the center of Mahiliou the police detained two girls. The policemen explained the detention by saying that the girls looked like the robbers who had stolen a mobile phone. During the detention Maryna Nestserava was holding leaflets with information about a new criminal case against a Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich.
09.11.2007 Shklou: Trial of Dashkevich Ends with Fine
In spring 2007 a leader of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich, who is still serving his 18-month prison term under article 193.1 of the Criminal Code (activities on behalf of unregistered organization) refused to testify in a criminal case against another Young Front member, Ivan Shyla, who received the same charges. As a result of this refusal the authorities brought another criminal case against Dashkevich to intimidate him. The second criminal case was brought under article 402 of the Criminal Code ‘Refusal or evasion of witness from testifying’. The maximal punishment under this article is 6 months of jail.
09.11.2007 Authorities Worried by BRSM Members’ Participation in Opposition’s Actions
Youth remains the most problem electorate segment, and the most inconvenient part of the Belarusian opposition for the Belarusian authorities. The attention to the youth generation has especially increased since last presidential election in spring 2006.
09.11.2007 Why Mock at Participants of Halloween Celebration?
The youth activists Andrei Kim, Tatsiana Lashkarova, Yury Shalin and Valiantsin Sakalouski were arrested on 21 October for celebrating Halloween in Minsk. They were charged with ‘public moral’ offense.