News for 5 Feb 2010
05.02.2010 “Narodnaya Volya“ fined for advertising BelSat TV
The independent Belarusian newspaper will have to pay a fine of 700,000 rubles.
On February 4, the Leninski district court of Minsk found the paper guilty of violating the Law on Advertising and fined it.
05.02.2010 Picket against “inaction of authorities” suppressed in Talachyn
Dwellers of the town of Talachyn (the Vitsebsk region) tried to block a street, but were dispersed by the militia.
05.02.2010 PACE welcomes creation of task group on death penalty at Belarus’ Parliament
Mevlut Cavusoglu, the chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) welcomes the creation of the task group to study death penalty at the National Assembly of Belarus. He made this statement in his speech to the members of the assembly, BelTA learnt from the PACE press service.
05.02.2010 Young Front activist in prison
On 30 January, a Young Front member Ivan Stasiuk was detained while interrogated as a witness in a criminal case, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, quoting the Young Front press-secretary Tatsiana Shaputska.
05.02.2010 Belarusian civil society activists should be invited to Euronest, believes Pro-dem NGO Assembly
The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly should invite representatives of both Belarusian political parties and the civil society, says the Assembly of Belarusian Pro-Democratic NGOs. The composition of the Belarusian delegation is currently under consideration. However, due to the absence of a legitimate Parliament in the country, any Belarusian delegation will be unofficial.