News for 16 Jan 2008
16.01.2008 Miklashevich Proposes to Humanize Legislation
On January 16th Belarusian Prosecutor General Piotr Miklashevich answered the questions of journalists about the celebrated criminal cases and the work of the Prosecutor’s General Office in 2007.
16.01.2008 Karen Akopau detained in Sukharava district, Minsk
He is accused of participation in an unauthorized mass event
16.01.2008 Activist demands to punish head of culture department
According to Leanid Autukhou, official Volha Kauryha violated Article 9.22 of the Administrative Code by creating “obsticles and limitations for the usage of the Belarusian language”.
16.01.2008 More Detentions in Mahiliou
Police detained Yauhen Boyka
16.01.2008 Viacorka: Authorities prepare legal basis for liquidation of political parties
“We are well-aware of the fact that the authorities are preparing legal basis for liquidation of our parties. We will react as a united force, in the most resolute way. We will prepare new actions”, -- Vincuk Viacorka states.
16.01.2008 Police arrests youth activist Yulia Siutsova
BPF youth activist arrested on a street
16.01.2008 Police interrogate entrepreneur Maya Sinayskaya
One more action participant detained by police
16.01.2008 Trial over Mahiliou activist Valadar Tsurpanau to continue today
The activist is charged with organizing entrepreneurs’ rally on January 10th.
16.01.2008 Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in Belarus in December 2007
In December a wave of social protests rolled over Belarus. A part of the protest actions were connected with the enforcement of the law on social benefits, rights and guarantees for certain categories of citizens, by which the main benefits to the population were liquidated. Another part was connected with protests against the enforcement of presidential decree #760, prohibiting individual entrepreneurs to hire employees with the exception of close relatives.