News for 20 Aug 2010
20.08.2010 Krychau court to consider claim by independent newspaper publisher
Krychau District Court is to consider a claim lodged by the publisher of local independent newspaper ‘Volny Horad’ Uladzimer Kudrautsau against illegal seizure of 297 copies of the newspaper’s latest issue by the town’s police, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
20.08.2010 Activist Bashura transferred to Zhodzina prison
On 19 August, Minsk Savetski Court dismissed the claim by lawyer Tamara Sidarenka, demanding change of a measure of restraint of her defendant Mikhas Bashura, who, however, has been transported to Zhodzina pre-trial prison following the counsel’s motion.
20.08.2010 Homel activists charged with arbitrariness
On 18 August, Vasil Paliakou, chair of UCP Homel regional office, was officially charged with arbitrariness during the 26 July rally marking the 20th anniversary of Belarusian independence. The police say other participants of the event will be prosecuted under civil procedures.