News for 24 Dec 2010

24.12.2010 KGB officers search home of Nyaklyayew's campaign aide Alyaksandr Fyaduta

KGB officers late on Thursday searched the apartment of political expert Alyaksandr Fyaduta, a campaign aide of former presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyayew.

24.12.2010 Lithuania's parliament passes resolution critical of Belarus' election

Lithuania's parliament on Thursday passed a resolution criticizing Belarus' presidential election and the brutal crackdown on the opposition's street protest on the election night, BelaPAN said.

24.12.2010 Netherlands urges EU to «take new measures against Belarusian regime»

The Dutch government has called on the European Union to "take new measures against the Belarusian regime," said the press office of the Dutch foreign ministry.

24.12.2010 All office equipment and election materials confiscated from Dzmitry Us’s office

The search of the printing enterprise “Trivium” headed by Dzmitry Us took three hours.

24.12.2010 Political scientist Svyatlana Navumava summoned to KGB

A famous political scientist Svyatlana Navumava has been summoned to KGB by phone. She has informed Euroradio about it and indicated that she will have to be there at 2 p.m.

BHC put back by CEC chair Yarmoshyna

24.12.2010 BHC put back by CEC chair Yarmoshyna

On 24 December, during a Central Election Commission meeting, its chair Lidzia Yarmoshyna said the consideration of an appeal by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee was not provided by the law.

KGB raid apartment of “New Life” church’s lawyer

24.12.2010 KGB raid apartment of “New Life” church’s lawyer

On 24 December, Minsk KGB raided the private apartment of Siarhei Lukanin, lawyer of the “New Life” Protestant Church, seizing PCs and data storage devices.

We invite You to join the Action “A Christmas Card for the prisoners”

24.12.2010 We invite You to join the Action “A Christmas Card for the prisoners”

Famous Belarusan rock-musician Lavon Volski and human rights center “Viasna” address all famous people – leaders of public opinion both in Belarus and abroad. They ask musicians, writers, poets, artists, sportsmen to congratulate the imprisoned after peaceful protests in Minsk on December 19 and send the prisoners Christmas cards. “You are famous people, so let’s make a Christmas miracle – lighten the cells in prisons!”.

BELARUS: Crackdown on peaceful demonstrators and activists. FIDH's member organisation in Belarus HRC “Viasna” raided

24.12.2010 BELARUS: Crackdown on peaceful demonstrators and activists. FIDH's member organisation in Belarus HRC “Viasna” raided

Paris, December 20, 2010 - The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) expresses its grave concern regarding the human rights situation in Belarus, particularly in the context of the Presidential elections of December 19, 2010 after which riot police brutally dispersed a demonstration protesting against the unfair conduct of the election. Riot police beat and detained hundreds of persons, including three presidential candidates, as well as Aleh Hulak, Chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and coordinator of the “Human Rights Defenders for Free Election” election monitoring campaign. He is apparently currently facing charges.

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