News for 13 Feb 2008
13.02.2008 Tatsiana Sadouskaya Rehabilitated at Work
Chashniki district court rehabilitated at work an activist of the For Freedom movement Tatsiana Sadouskaya. She educated the population in the field of housing economy at the seminars of For Freedom movement, which could irritate her boss.
13.02.2008 Rechytsa Authorities Refuse to Register Trade Union again
Rechytsa authorities again refused to register a primary unit of the Belarusian trade union of radio-electronic industry. The formal reason is that the landlord decided to revoke his letter of guarantee for giving a legal address to the organization.
13.02.2008 State Demands That Parents Pay $11 000 For Son’s Illness
Since birth Artsion Nebakatkin had an irreversible biliary liver cirrhosis. He needed an urgent transplantation of liver. Such operations are not made in Belarus, and in Russia they cost about 120 000 US dollars. Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi called people to help the child and transfer money to a special bank account. As a result 162 million rubles was collected.
13.02.2008 Homel: 2 Activists Fined for Leaflets, Uladzimir Katsora Imprisoned for 7 Days
The police detained Andrei Aliashkevich and Uladzimir Shumilin in the center of Homel, while the activists were handing out leaflets to inform the citizens about a public meeting with the leader of the For Freedom! movement Aliaksandr Milinkevich, which was not authorized by the local authorities. Aliashkevich and Shumilin were guarded to the police station, where about 1 000 leaflets were confiscated from them and administrative reports under article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (violation of the order of organizing and holding mass actions) were drawn on them.
13.02.2008 Regions: Persecution of Entrepreneurs Continues
The authorities continue persecuting the entrepreneurs who have participated in the actions of protest against president’s decree #760.