News for 17 May 2011
17.05.2011 Andrzej Poczobut enters motion for termination of criminal case
Journalist Andrzej Poczobut, facing charges for insult and libel of President Lukashenka, has lodged a motion for dismissal of the criminal case due to lack of corpus delicti, says the reporter’s lawyer Aliaksandr Birylau.
17.05.2011 Election aftermath in Barysau
Three Barysau residents are still unable to find jobs after they were fired in the aftermath of the 2010 presidential election.
17.05.2011 Yauheny Lipkovich fined 525,000 rubles
A famous blogger was punished for “insulting” the head of the Belarusian Union of writers, General Mikalai Charhinets.
17.05.2011 Pinsk resident fined for resisting fingerprinting
Pinsk resident Andrei Asavets has been fined BYR 700 for resisting compulsory fingerprinting, after he demanded to provide official grounds for the examination, the Vecherniy Brest newspaper reports.
17.05.2011 Stanislau Shushkevich summoned to KGB
The first head of independent Belarus is to appear in the KGB today. He will go there with a lawyer.