News for November 2008
24.11.2008 Independent newspapers distributors and journalists detained in Hrodna
23 November in Hrodna the police detained several activists who were distributing Nasha Niva and Nasha Slova independent newspapers. Besides, journalists Andrzej Poczobut and Mikola Markievich, who watched the action, were also detained.
24.11.2008 Will "Nasha Niva" and "Narodnaya Vola" Be Distributed again?
The "Narodnaya Vola" and "Nasha Niva" independent newspapers are getting back to the state monopolists" press distribution networks, Iosif Syaredzich, the "Narodnaya Vola" Editor-in-chief reports.
24.11.2008 Yauhen Afnahel questioned in a criminal case
The activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” was questioned in the Savetski district militia department of Minsk in a criminal case.
24.11.2008 Police detain participants of “MTS in Belarusian” rally
A rally with a call to was held in front of an office of MTS mobile service provider in Independence Street in Minsk. Protesters demanded services to be provided in Belarusian.
20.11.2008 Oppositionist told that guards humiliate women in detention facilities
The chairman of the Brest city branch of the Belarusian Social Democratic party (Hramada) Ana Kanyus has lodged a complaint against the head of the police department of Leninski district of Brest for conditions of her incarceration conditions of the temporary detention facility of that police department.
20.11.2008 Activist of “For Freedom” movement fired
Activist of “For Freedom” movement Zmitser Kukhlej from Masty has received an official report of the administration of “Mastoudreu” enterprise that labour relations with him will be stopped.
20.11.2008 Warsaw University Students organised action in support of Alyaksandr Barazenka
On November 20, students of Warsaw University held a n information picket in support of political prisoner Alyaksandr Barazenka, activist of the civil initiative “European Belarus”, who studied in Wroclaw.
20.11.2008 Young Front activists detained near Supreme Court
Security guards of the Supreme Court detained “Young Front” activists Nasta Palazhanka and minor Yulya Mikhailava.
19.11.2008 Authorities hide truth about political prisoner Barazenka
A lawyer wasn’t allowed to visit political prisoner Barazenka, activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus”, kept in a detention facility in Valadarski Street.
19.11.2008 Teachers forced to join “Belaya Rus”
All teachers of secondary school #32 in Brest must join the pro-governmental “Belaya Rus” (White Rus) party till the end of the month, the order “from above” says.
19.11.2008 Lawyer not allowed to meet with defendant Barazenka
Barazenka's lawyer was not allowed to visit the political prisoner, kept in a detention facility in Valadarski Street.
18.11.2008 Milinkevich's office searched
On November 18 property was distrained in the headquarters of Aliaksandar Milinkevich, the leader of the movement “For Freedom”. Officers of the court distrained everything: computers, office equipment, furniture and even things presented to the politician. Answering protests of oppositionists, officers of the court called in policemen. In fact a search is taking place in the headquarters. Leaders of “For Freedom” movement link this fact with “continuation of repressions against oppositionists in Belarus”.
18.11.2008 Corrupted judges remain at their posts. Yesman to try political prisoner
Judges, accused by Lukashenka in corruption, continue to work; one of them, Yesman, will try political prisoner Aliaksandar Barazenka.
18.11.2008 “Young Front” activist faces trial for solidarity rally
Leader of Pinsk branch of the “Young Front” Ales Liubianchuk faces trial for a recent rally in support of the political prisoner Aliaksandar Barazenka.
18.11.2008 Wife of opposition politician called to KGB
On November 14, Nasta Chernik-Rymasheuskaya, wife of the co-chairman of the organising committee for creation of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Vital Rymasheuski, was called to the KGB for giving evidence.