News for 5 Jul 2010

BSU rector reprimands ‘Young Front’ activist

05.07.2010 BSU rector reprimands ‘Young Front’ activist

On 14 May, the first day of the City Is Ours campaign, launched by the Young Front, a student of the physical faculty of Belarusian State University Yulyan Misiukevich was detained by the riot police. He was accused of using obscene language and fined.

Zelva authorities refuse to rename Savetskaya Street in honor of Larysa Heniyush

05.07.2010 Zelva authorities refuse to rename Savetskaya Street in honor of Larysa Heniyush

Some time ago, a local activist of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, Yauhen Skrabutan, addressed the Ministry of Culture and the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly with the proposal to rename Savetskaya Street in the town of Zelva into Larysa Heniush Street (in Honor of the Soviet dissident and Belarusian poet Larysa Heniyush who had lived in the town for a long time). I think that It would be a good gift for Zelva citizens on Larysa's 100th birthday.

Attempt to detain Artur Finkevich

05.07.2010 Attempt to detain Artur Finkevich

People in mufti tried to detain the leader of the Young Belarus movement, Artur Finkevich, and Nasta Mashchava, a coordinator of the movement.

Minsk: detention of activists of ‘Speak Truth’ campaign

05.07.2010 Minsk: detention of activists of ‘Speak Truth’ campaign

On 3 July, activists of the civil campaign Speak Truth laid down flowers to the Chaliuskintsy monument and the Military cemetery where victims of the Soviet regime and World War II were buried as well as the Belarusian poets Yakub Kolas and Yanka Kupala.

Goalkeeper of Norwegian football club kept in Minsk jail on suspicion in passport forgery

05.07.2010 Goalkeeper of Norwegian football club kept in Minsk jail on suspicion in passport forgery

The citizen of Cameroon was detained by the migration service of Minsk-2 airport before the match, allegedly for having a forged passport. The Human Rights Center Viasna received a letter from the detainee’s girlfriend, Spaniard Inmaculada Gonzalez, who asked the human rights activists to clear up the fate of the Cameroonian.

05.07.2010 ’Investigation’ of Zakharanka’s abduction extended once again

Human rights activists are of the opinion that there’s no real investigation of the cases of the abducted political and civil activists.

Criminal cases against vialejka.org

05.07.2010 Criminal cases against vialejka.org

The website vialejka.org has stopped working after a criminal case on libel and insulting was instigated against its administrators.

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