News for 9 Jul 2010
09.07.2010 Goalkeeper of Norwegian Football Club is still in Minsk jail
Inmaculada Gonzales, Spanish girlfriend of the Cameroonian Guy Francois Toukam (goalkeeper of the Norwegian football club IOF) informed the Human Rights Center Viasna that she had passed the money for paying his fine and the return ticket to Spain for him (as Mr. Toukam has a Spanish residence permit) through the Honorary Consul of Spain in Minsk. Bear in mind that the goalkeeper was detained at the Minsk-2 airport ahead of the football match on suspicion in forgery of the passport.
09.07.2010 Clear-up before ‘Slavonic Bazaar’: Kavalenka brothers detained in Vitsebsk
Siarhei Kavalenka, activist of the Conservative-Christian Party Belarusian Popular Front was detained in the evening of 8 July. According to his mother, Lidziya Kavalenka, it happened at about 9 p.m. near his house.
09.07.2010 Belarusian border guards keep seizing laptops
A civil activist Veranika Lazouskaya told RFE/RL that the Belarusian border guards searched her belongings on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border saying they looked for forbidden information.
09.07.2010 Artur Finkevich hospitalized after assault
Artur Finkevich and Aliaksandr Lykshyn were going to the central office of the Belarusian Popular Front along Masherau Avenue in Minsk. Suddently, several people ran towards them, sprayed an unknown liquid in Artur's eyes and knocked him down.
09.07.2010 Car of leaders of the Union of Poles searched for firearms
The present leader of the disgraced Union of Poles in Belarus, Anzelika Orechva, and her deputy, Andrei Pachobut, were detained on 8 July afternoon in Slonim and guarded to the Slonim District Police Department.
09.07.2010 'Nasha' Niva' newspaper removed from newsstands
The sale of the private socio-political newspaper Nasha Niva at the state newsstands was stopped after the publication of the article Godfather Surrenders.