News for 22 Apr 2008
22.04.2008 Police seize leaflets for Chernobyl March
On April 21st Frunzenski district police seized 30,000 leaflets for the Chernobyl March, permitted by the authorities.
Activists of the Movement for Freedom were detained for stickers which invited citizens to join the march. Frunzenski district police drew up report about seizure of the printed materials despite the fact that the action was permitted by the authorities. According to the police, the stickers were seized for checking the publisher of the materials.
22.04.2008 Paval Seviarynets Tried
Maskouski court of Minsk began trial over youth activist Pavel Seviarynets.
Former leader of Young Front and political prisoner Paval Seviarynets is charged with allegedly illegal collection of 50, 000 signatures under the petition to improve laws that regulate registration and activity of religious associations.
22.04.2008 Members of Vitebsk BPF Youth fail to get recommendations for university
On April 21st youth activists of BPF party Aliaksandar Kuzniatsou, Yulia Mikhailava, and Viktoria and Christina Chyzh went for an interview for university entrants who plan to study law in Vitebsk pedagogical university. None of the BPF Youth members received recommendations.
“We were asked why we want to become lawyers, -- Aliaksandar Kuzniatsou, leader of local BPF Youth, says. – We said we were concerned about human rights violations in Belarus, politically-motivated arrests, and persecutions of students. They told us, we would not receive recommendations. That proves, that people dissenting with the “general” opinion are not even allowed to take entrance exams”.
22.04.2008 Minsk city executive committee changes the route proposed by Chernobyl March organizers
On April 21st the negotiation between the applicants for permission for Chernobyl March and the authorities took place. The authorities were represented by Minsk city executive committee official Henadz Kurbeka, prosecutor Aliaksei Stuk, and deputy head of public safety department Melnik.