News for 25 Jan 2008
25.01.2008 Human rights activist’s claim left unsatisfied
On 25 December R.Kisliak lodged a complaint with head judge of Brest Leninski Borough Court of violating his rights by one of the court’s judges.
25.01.2008 Liavonau released
Belarusian entrepreneur and political prisoner Yury Liavonau is finally released. There are no details of the event so far.
25.01.2008 Entrepreneur appeals against imprisonment
Minsk entrepreneur Aliaksandr Makaeu is going to appeal the decision of imprisonment made by Minsk City Court by January 12.
25.01.2008 Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) to be commemorated in Belarus
It will be the first time HMD is commemorated in Belarus. Several officials, ambassadors and international organizations representatives will take part in the commemoration of HMD on 27 January.
25.01.2008 KGB put pressure on democratic activist
On January 23 Marya Rudakouskaia, a member of the BPF Youth, was visited by a KGB captain Belotski who asked several questions about her trip to Brussels.
25.01.2008 Democratic activist under house arrest
Aliaksandr Valchanin is kept under house arrest; he is not allowed to use the Internet or the phone by the police officers watching his flat.
25.01.2008 Employees demand dismissal of manager
60 visually handicapped employees of Homel private enterprise Svetlatekhnika signed a petition to Belarusian president demanding to fire their manager.
25.01.2008 International conference on Belarusian mass media may be held in May
This option was considered at a meeting of PACE Committee on culture, science and education’s Mass Media Sub-Committee on January 24 in Strasbourg.
25.01.2008 Andrei Kim legally persecuted
Andrei Kim will be persecuted under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against policeman). He may face up to 6 years of prison.
25.01.2008 Zmitser Zhaleznichenka to join the army
According to Zmitser’s mother, he was summonsed to local military registration and enlistment office and informed that he would be sent to railway troops in Zhodzina in spite of suffering from hypertension.
25.01.2008 David Kramer: No concessions until all political prisoners are released
David Kramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State welcomed the release of political prisoners Zmiter Dashkevich and Mikalai Autukhovich in Belarus and urged the Belarusian authorities to release all prisoners of conscience.