News for 5 Mar 2009
05.03.2009 Baranavichy: trial over picketer
Today in Baranavichy there took place the first sitting of the administrative case against Ryhor Hryk. The police accuse hum of organization of an unauthorized picket and distribution of non-state press.
05.03.2009 Supreme Economical Court turns down suit of ‘Novaye Zhyttsio’ Church
The College Board of the Supreme Economical Court turned down the lawsuit of the Protestant church Novaye Zhyttsio against the verdict of the Supreme Economical Court of 13 January 2009.
05.03.2009 Brest: court upholds picket ban
The judge of Leninski district court of Brest Alena Dzenisenka turned down the complaint of the human rights activist Reman Kisliak and three more people against the ruling of Brest city executive committee for banning their picket in the center of the city.
05.03.2009 Yana Paliakova sentenced to 2.5 years of personal restraint
On 3 March the court of the Salihorsk district delivered the judgment in the criminal case against human rights activist Yana Paliakova.
05.03.2009 Government legalizes mass dismissals of workers
The ministry of labor and social welfare is authorized to set criterions of mass release of workers.
05.03.2009 Kasia Kamotskaya: ‘Death penalty is a trait of great backwardness of a country’
The leader of the legendary rock-band Novaye Neba and producer of documentaries Kasia Kamotskaya has joined the campaign against death penalty in Belarus and stated that the abolishment of this penalty would be another step of Belarus towards the family of free democratic countries:
05.03.2009 Let’s join Belarus to the world that is free from death penalty
Belarus is the only country on the post-Soviet space where capital punishment still exists, death sentences are issued and convicts are executed.