News for 1 Jul 2009
01.07.2009 Court did not grant Khvedaruk’s complaint
On 29 June Minsk city court considered the cassation complaint of the activist of the Young Front Zmitser Khvedaruk who had been forcedly drafted into the army.
01.07.2009 Emanuel Zeltser has been released from Mahiliou prison
The US citizen Emanuel Zeltser was released from penal colony #15 in Mahiliou in the evening on June 30. The former prisoner flew to the United States at 5:30 a.m. on 1 July.
01.07.2009 Amnesty International and Belarusian Helsinki Committee adopted joint statement concerning new death sentenced in Belarus
‘The Belarusian authorities continue to ignore international pressure on them to declare a moratorium on the death penalty’, RFE/RL quotes a press release of Amnesty International.
01.07.2009 Activists of ‘European Belarus’ arrested for action in support of Mikalai Autukhovich
Maxim Viniarski and Uladzimir Kumets spent the night at Tsentralny district police department of Minsk.
01.07.2009 Haradok region: unemployed activists declare hunger-strike of protest
Leanid Autukhou and Alexander Zhytkevich went on a hunger-strike of protest when they lost any hope to get employed with the assistance of the local job center.
01.07.2009 Monitoring of the situation with non-governmental organizations and freedom of association
Prepared by the Assembly of Pro-Democratic. Non-Governmental Organizations in Belarus