News for 8 Feb 2010
08.02.2010 Electoral marathon: events, tendencies and figures of the week
The week started with two press-conferences covering the progress of the election campaign. On 1 February Chairperson of the Central Electoral Committee Lidzia Yarmoshyna told the journalists about the successful finish of the first stage of the electoral campaign (formation of territorial election committees), highlighting the main tendencies of the stage.
08.02.2010 Brest Young Front activist charged with hooliganism
Brest Young Front member Ivan Stasiuk is faces prosecution under Article 339.1 (hooliganism) of the Belarusian Criminal Code. The activist had been initially summoned by the police to testify in a criminal case over a street fight in downtown Brest on 23 January. However, he was later officially declared suspect in the case and imprisoned.