News for 13 Dec 2007
13.12.2007 Human Rights Activists Remind Navumau about Political Prisoners
On 13 December a group of human rights activists consisting of the deputy chair of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Ales Bialiatski, the human rights activists Alena Laptsionak, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Siarzhuk Sys passed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus (MIA) thousands of origami cranes which had been prepared by the international human rights organization Amnesty International for liberation of the political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich.
13.12.2007 Two Victims of Violent Dispersal of Action at Kastrychintskaya Square Are in Hospital
A Young Front leader Zmitser Khvedaruk is still in clinical hospital #9 in Minsk. During the preliminary examinations the doctor diagnosed brain concussion. However, Khvedaruk can also have other injuries. During the yesterday’s action of protest against Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belarus (possibly aimed at signing the act of the union state, thus depriving Belarus of sovereignty), the police were tearing a white-red-white flag out from Khvedaruk’s hands. The 19-year-old youngster held the flag with his both hands, while fascists in the uniform were beating him into unconsciousness. Then they stamped on him.