News for 12 May 2010
12.05.2010 Trials for ‘obscene language’
On 12 May the Leninski District Court of Minsk tried the democratic activists who had been detained by police after the action of solidarity with the political prisoners Uladzimir Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka and Mikhail Kazlou near the Supreme Court.
12.05.2010 Trial of Siarhei Kavalenka and white-red-white flag in Vitsebsk
Siarhei Kavalenka, an activist of the Conservative-Christian Party Belarusian Popular Front, was detained near the main New Year tree of Vitsebsk (about 40 meters high) on 7 January 2010, for attaching a white-red-white flag to its top.
12.05.2010 How many death sentences have been executed since 1990?
On 12 May, human rights defenders addressed the Prosecutor General and the Chairperson of the Supreme Court with inquiries concerning the number of the death sentences issued in 1990-2009.
12.05.2010 Orsha: police regard air balloons as printed editions
On 30 April the Orsha police confiscated from Ruslan Kanavalau, an activist of the Speak Truth campaign, 1,700 air balloons. On 12 May, Ruslan Kanavalau was summoned to the Orsha Town Procuracy for drawing up a violation report on this incident.