News for 20 Jul 2010

Detentions in Brest

20.07.2010 Detentions in Brest

At 9.40 p.m. on 19 July, officers of the railway police detained Viktar Chaikouski, Deputy Chairperson of the republican NGO Perspective and Valiantsin Lazarenkau, Chairperson of the Brest organization of the Free Trade Union of Belarus who were returning from a conference dedicated to discussion of the law on small and middle-scale business adopted by the Chamber of Representatives.

Ales Bialiatski became honorary citizen of Genoa

20.07.2010 Ales Bialiatski became honorary citizen of Genoa

The municipality of the Italian city of Genoa granted the status of honorary citizen to Ales Bialiatski, Chairperson of the Human Rights Center Viasna. The Italian society expressed thereby its concern with the situation of human rights in Belarus, particularly the use of the death penalty, restriction of the freedom of the media and civil and political rights.

Over 40 Belarusian judges received disciplinary punishments

20.07.2010 Over 40 Belarusian judges received disciplinary punishments

Valiantsin Sukala, Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Belarus, admitted that judges treat people ‘in a rude and boorish manner’.

Belarusian Association of Journalists and editors of socio-political newspapers express support to 'Salidarnasts'

20.07.2010 Belarusian Association of Journalists and editors of socio-political newspapers express support to 'Salidarnasts'

19 July editors of the leading independent media of Belarus made a joint statement to support the Salidarnasts (www.gazetaby.com) independent online publication that is pressurized by trade union officials.

Acquittal and release of Siarhei Kavalenka

20.07.2010 Acquittal and release of Siarhei Kavalenka

On Friday, 16 July, Siarhei Kavalenka was taken to the Pershamaiski District Court of Vitsebsk.

Uladzimir Niakliayeu detained again

20.07.2010 Uladzimir Niakliayeu detained again

On Saturday morning, the leader of the civil campaign Speak Truth Uladzimir Niakliayeu was detained near Zhodzina on the way to an assembly of veterans of the war in Afghanistan.

Political draftee Andrei Tsianiuta 'insults President' as well

20.07.2010 Political draftee Andrei Tsianiuta 'insults President' as well

The activist of an unregistered youth organization Young Front, political draftee Andrei Tsianiuta is threatened with criminal punishment for insult of President and the state symbols of the Republic of Belarus.

Civil activist from Vitsebsk insulted president Lukashenka

20.07.2010 Civil activist from Vitsebsk insulted president Lukashenka

On 13 July, the Chyhunachny District Procuracy of Vitsebsk started a check-up of the materials concerning a Vitsebsk activist Siarhei Beliazeka that were received from the Presidential Administration.

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