News for December 2007
27.12.2007 Entrepreneurs to strike after negotiations with authorities
Viktar Harbachou confirmed the entrepreneurs are going to stop their work from 1 to 15 January.
26.12.2007 Young People Picket Ministry of Internal Affairs and KGB
Activists of the civil campaign “Jeans for Freedom” were picketing Penal Jurisdiction department. Young people were standing with portraits of the political prisoner Artur Finkevich.
21.12.2007 Charhinets wins millions of rubles in court
“Novy Chas” is to pay Charhinets 50 million roubles. Journalist Aliaksandr Tamkovich must pay 1 million roubles.
20.12.2007 Harsh sentence to Artur Finkevich. 1.5 years of jail
Young Front activist Artur Finkevich is sentenced to 1.5 years in a penal colony.
20.12.2007 Prosecutor demands 2 years of imprisonment for Finkevich
Artur Finkevich is to say his last statement on trial today.
19.12.2007 Artur Finkevich to Be Tried on December 20
The trial will start at 10.30 a.m., on December 20th, 2007 at Kastrychnitski court of Mahiliou.
19.12.2007 Criminal Cases against Three Activists Renewed
Cases against Homel regional activists began the second dozen of criminal cases against Young Front members.
19.12.2007 Six categories restricted to travel abroad
The databank about citizens of Belarus who are temporarily restricted to travel abroad includes 6 categories of persons.
19.12.2007 UN General Assembly condemned violation of human rights in Belarus
The United Nations General Assembly voted 72-33 with 78 abstentions in favor of resolution condemning violation of human rights in Belarus. The document was approved by a majority vote.
18.12.2007 New Criminal Case in Hrodna
Today a new criminal case was instigated in Hrodna. Aliaksei Sarnou, 23, is charged under Article 341 of the Criminal Code for graffiti on the walls. He wrote just two words: “Return Benefits”.
17.12.2007 10 days for leaflets dedicated to market vendors’ protest rally
17.12.2007 Belarusians deprived of their last benefits
Commutation tickets, benefits for veterans, and cards for free medicines are no longer in force since December 17th. The number of people with benefits for utility payments, health care and communication services has been reduced.
17.12.2007 Freedom to Political Prisoners
Many actions were held in Minks and other cities of Belarus on December 16th, the Day of Belarusian Solidarity.
17.12.2007 Entrepreneurs to Strike on December 19th
Anatol Shumchanka, leader of Perspektyva movement, urged all entrepreneurs to take part in the strike on December 19th.
17.12.2007 Zmitser Fedaruk Files Complaint to Prosecutor’s Office
Today Zmitser Fedaruk filed a compolaint to Centralny prosecutor’s office of Minsk with the request to examine the case and start legal proceedings against OMON officers, whose illegal actions led to his physical injuries.