News for 9 Sep 2010
09.09.2010 New circumstances of Cameroonian Football Player Guy Toukam’s case
Several weeks ago 28-year-old Guy François Toukam who had been detained in Belarus for 44 days on accusation in forgery of the passport received an answer from Belarusian officials, from which it follows that he had allegedly refused from services of a counsel, that he had been provided with a interpreter from the very beginning and he hag even confessed that his passport had been forged!
09.09.2010 Detentions for pillow fight
The attempt to hold a pillow fight that hadn’t been permitted by the Minsk authorities ended with mass detentions. The action was dated to the 496th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha, which is celebrated by the Belarusian Military Glory Day by the opposition circles.
09.09.2010 Anarchists get released and arrested again
At first 7 activists of the Belarusian anarchist movement were detained for three days, allegedly on suspicion in involvement with the attempt to set the Russian Embassy in Minsk on fire with the use of Molotov cocktail on 3 September. Then they were detained within the frames of a criminal case related to the Palace of Trade Unions.
09.09.2010 Aleh Biabenin’s friend tells about circumstances surrounding his death
A friend of Aleh Biabenin. the editor of the web site Electroname.com writes about what was happening on the day of the tragedy and the days before it.