News for 11 Nov 2008
11.11.2008 Haradok: harassment of election observer
A resident of Haradok district Alexander Zhydkevich decided to monitor the latest Parliamentary election (held on 28 September) on his own initiative. During the election the local authorities warned him that the election would end on 28 September, whereas he would be still living in the same place and working at the same job.
11.11.2008 KGB is interested in priest’s activities
On 5 November Siarhei Vashkevich, an aide of a protestant pastor Viachaslau Hancharenka at Novaye Zhyttsio church, received a writ from KGB. According to this document, he was to come to Minsk and Minsk oblast KGB department on at 2 p.m. on 10 November for giving explanations.
11.11.2008 Minsk: ‘Young Front’ activist is detained for action near Leninski district court
On 10 November at 10 p.m. the police detained the activist of the Young Front Mikalai Dzemidzenka who had taken part in the action in support to the young oppositionists who had been tried at Leninski district court for holding an anticommunist picket near the KGB office on 7 November.
11.11.2008 Siarhei Skrabets is denied employment at Minsk Automobile Plant for political reasons
The former member of the house of representatives and opposition politician Siarhei Skrabets can’t find a job. Another attempt to apply for a job of a foreman in a foundry shop of the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) was unsuccessful. Though there is a vacancy here, Skrabets was denied the job.