News for 7 Jul 2010
07.07.2010 Court dismissed Yury Varonezhtsau's lawsuit
Ryhor Dzmitrenka, Chairperson of the Tsentralny District Court of Homel, returned without consideration the lawsuit that had been filed by the civil and political activist Yury Varonezhtsau against the Police Department of the Homel Region Executive Committee and advised the plaintiff to apply to procuracy.
07.07.2010 Court fined Ivan Kruk without questioning main witness
Ivan Kruk, a civil activist from Astravets, was fined 1, 050 000 rubles (about $350) for the alleged libel against an official of the Astravets District Executive Committee during the last election.
07.07.2010 10th anniversary of disappearance of journalist Dzmitry Zavadski
10 years ago, on 7 July 2000, the Belarusian TV cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski went missing. In the morning he drove to the National airport Minsk to meet his colleague, journalist Pavel Sharamet, and has never been seen ever since. His car was found in the airport.
07.07.2010 Activist of 'Speak Truth' Aksana Samuilava fined 350,000 rubles
The opposition activist was detained while handing out the Svobodnye Novosti Plus newspaper near the Liftmash plant on 19 May. The plant’s chief security officer Shulau and two guards took 15 copies of the paper from the girl and forced her to go to the office of the plant’s administration. Aksana had to spend here about an hour and then was passed to the police.