News for 30 Aug 2010

30.08.2010 International community marks Day of Disappeared

Today, on August 30, the International Day of the Disappeared is being marked across the world. The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

Hlybokaye prosecutor’s office issues warning to opposition activist

30.08.2010 Hlybokaye prosecutor’s office issues warning to opposition activist

Yaraslau Bernikovich, activist of the For Freedom opposition movement and member of the BPF party, was forced to provide explanations on the recent Larysa Heniuyush memorial festival held in the town of Hlybokaye, Vitsebsk region, and officially banned by the local authorities, Radio Racyja reports.

For Freedom activist Kisliak detained in Brest

30.08.2010 For Freedom activist Kisliak detained in Brest

Brest police detained Raman Kisliak, activist of the For Freedom opposition movement, as he was distributing leaflets ‘It should not happen again!”, featuring information on forced disappearances in Belarus, Aliaksandr Milinkevich’s press-service reports.

Mazyr authorities ban meeting at site of self-immolation by Jews

30.08.2010 Mazyr authorities ban meeting at site of self-immolation by Jews

Mazyr town authorities banned a meeting at the site of self-immolation committed by some 20 Jews on 31 August 1941, the BelaPAN news agency reports, quoting Pavel Nazdra, chair of the Belarusian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments.

Detained UCP activists released without charges

30.08.2010 Detained UCP activists released without charges

Two activists of the United Civic Party Aliaksandr Stsepanenka and Pavel Jaravik, detained yesterday at Zhdanovichy market for dissemination of leaflets, have been released without charges.

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