News for 25 Sep 2009
25.09.2009 Radio Racyja journalist denied accreditation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not accredited Radio Racyja journalist Viktar Parfionenka, referring to Paragraph 10 of the Ministry’s local regulations, after 4 months of silence.
25.09.2009 Oppositionists detained for graffiti “No to corruption!”
In Baranavichy policemen detained tow activists of the Young Front Maxim Akhremenka and Andrei Pershyk.
Young activists were detained for making graffiti. “No to corruption!” was spray-painted on the wall of Baranavichy plant of machine tools and professional equipment, the website www.mfront.net informs.
The oppositionists were taken to the police department and reports were drawn up against them. Trials in the administrative cases against the young activists of the Young Front are to take place in a month.
25.09.2009 Criminal case against Yury Lyavonau closed
Three more political prisoners remain behind the bars – Mikalai Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka, and Artsyom Dubski.
Entrepreneur from Vaukavysk Yury Lyavonau received a notice on closing a criminal case under article 218 part 2 (intentional damage to or destruction of property) instigated allegedly for arson of officials’ houses.
As Yury Lyavonau told in an interview to www.charter97.org, the notice also says that a new criminal case against him was instigated under article 406 part 2 for the fact “Lyavonau had an opportunity to prevent a crime, but didn’t inform the appropriate bodies and persons about the imminent grave or especially grave crime.”