News for 26 Mar 2009
26.03.2009 Rally of protest against human rights violations in Belarus held in Gdynia, Poland
According to the BelaPAN news agency, several dozens persons held an action of protest against human rights violations in Belarus in the town of Gdynia, Poland. The rally was organized by Amnesty International’s international network and Belarusian students of Gdansk. The activists distributed leaflets covering the latest human rights violations in the neighbouring Belarus. They also collected several hundreds of signatures under a petition to be sent to the Belarusian government, urging the authorities to abolish the death penalty in Belarus.
26.03.2009 Alyaksandr Barazenka remains under house arrest
On March 25, militia officer of the Frunzenski district of Minsk Kisel visited activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” Alyaksandr Barazenka at the evening check and said the latter needed to go to the militia department.
The militiaman said he was a probation officer and had the right to detain him at any moment,” Radio Svaboda reports.
26.03.2009 Vitsebsk dwellers to stand trials for Freedom Day celebrating
Syarhei Kavalenka, Ihar Bazarau, Valer Alyaksandrau, Leanid Autukhou, and Alyaksandr Kuznyatsou will stand trials for participating in actions on March 25.
The cases of the five activists are to be considered by the Kastrychnitski district court of Vitsebsk today, Radio Svaboda reports.