News for 19 May 2011
19.05.2011 Anarchists convicted for arson of KGB Babruisk office
Activists of Belarusian anarchist movement Yauhen Vaskovich, Pavel Syramolatau and Artsiom Prakapenka have been found guilty of committing an arson attack on the KGB building in the town of Babruisk and sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in a high-security penal colony each.
19.05.2011 Political scientist Yury Chavusau searched at Lithuanian border
Several books and magazines about politics and human rights have been confiscated from him.
19.05.2011 Young Front leader appeals detention conditions
Ivan Shyla, deputy leader of the Young Front youth opposition movement, has lodged a complaint with the Interior Minister and Minsk police chief against detention conditions at the city’s detention center at Akrestsin Street.
19.05.2011 Homel activists appeal peaceful assembly ban
United Civil Party Homel activists keep appealing executive restrictions on holding rallies enforced by the city authorities, after Homel officials banned a picket on 23 February.