News for 20 Oct 2010
20.10.2010 Mihas Bashura released but has to pay huge fine
An activist of the “Tell the Truth!” campaign Mihas Bashura has been fined for 500 base amounts (17.5 million rubles).
The sentence has been pronounced by Minsk Soviet District Court today. Bashura has been returned guilty but they have decided not to imprison him, informs BelaPAN.
20.10.2010 Pinsk students’ hostels closed for campaign activists
According to Vital Karatysh, member of Ales Mikhalevich’s campaign team, he was not let into the hostel of Palessie State University due to ‘inner regulations.’
Similarly, pro-dem campaigners were not let into the students’ hostel of Pinsk Medical College.
20.10.2010 Chair of Homel regional election commission comments on canvassing violations
In an interview with the ‘Sovetski Rayon’ state-run newspaper, Chair of Homel regional election commission Aliaksandr Usau commented on a number of case when local observers reported violations during canvassing activities.
20.10.2010 Malecha state officials use administrative resources to campaign for Lukashenka
The state officials of the town of Malecha, Biaroza district, have reportedly been using administrative resources to force the staff of local governmental bodies to sign for the current President.
20.10.2010 Minsk school teachers forced to campaign for Lukashenka
The administration of Minsk school #1 has reportedly ordered each of the school teachers to collect 16 signatures for the current President.
20.10.2010 Siarhei Sliusar detained for Molotov cocktails
On 17 October, Babruisk police detained local activist of the Belarusian anarchist movement Siarhei Sliusar on suspicion of involvement in the attack on the town’s KGB department back on 16 October, when two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building by unknown persons.