News for 29 Jan 2008
29.01.2008 Larysa Nasanovich arrested for 15 days
Today Judge of Salihorski district court Aliaksandar Burautsou arrested civic activist Larysa Nasanovich for 15 days. She was charged with participation in an unauthorized rally of entrepreneurs in Salihorski on January 28th.
29.01.2008 Less registered political parties and regional branches
The Ministry of Justice published a report about registered parties, trade unions, non-governmental organizations, and foundations in Belarus.
29.01.2008 Siarhei Parsiukevich beaten in Akrestsina jail
Yesterday Siarhei Parsiukevich, an entrepreneur from Vitebsk, was released from Minsk Akrestsina jail. Parsiukevich was arrested on January 10th. He says, last Monday he was beaten by a police officer. Forensim medical examination confirms, Parsiukevich has numerous bruises and injuries on his body. According to the victim, he also had marks of him being strangled, but they disappeared after a week.
Parsiukevich has asthma and a chronic stomach disease. He says he still did not apply to the law-enforcing bodies about his beating. He says he is too weak for that. The police officer who beat Parsiukevich accused the prisoner of attacking him. At that moment the prosecutor’s office is checking the facts.
On February 4th Parsiukevich is to come to Minsk to another conversation with the investigators.
29.01.2008 Entrepreneur Aliaksandar Rubchenia fined 175, 000 BYR
On Monday Savetski court of Homel found Aliaksandar Rubchenia, head of the Council of entrepreneurs of Centralny market, activist of Perspektyva, guilty of disorderly conduct and fined him 5 basic units – 175, 000 BYR.
The entrepreneur was detained by police on January 18th for alleged usage of foul language. He was taken to a pre-trial detention center, where he spent 3 days. On January 21st Rubchenia was to be tried. However, the trial was postponed in conjunction with the absence of witnesses.
29.01.2008 Entrepreneurs Tsatsura and Nasanovich detained in Salihorsk
On January 28th, about 5 p.m. entrepreneurs Aliaksandar Tsatsura and Larysa Nasanovich were detained on the central square in Salihorsk. They collected signatures of Salihorsk residents in support of small businessmen, and for withdrawal of edict #760, which prohibits entrepreneurs from hiring workers.
More than 50 people came to the building of Salihorsk district administration. The police drew up reports; the detained will have to spend the night in the pre-trial center. Tomorrow Tsatsura and Nasanovich will be tried.