News for 6 Jun 2011
06.06.2011 Mahiliou riot police beat spectator at motorbike festival
The recent scandal with tear gas sprayed by ensign Retsikau near the face of a five-year-old child at a football match in Babruisk is still remembered by many. However, the riot police are not going to calm down.
06.06.2011 Mahiliou: disabled have no chance to enter new buildings
For instance, accoridng to information of Valery Tsimakin, a member of the Pinsk organization of wheelchair disabled, they are unable to enter the main office of Belahraprambank. The organization conducted monitoring concerning the creation of the barrierless environment in the city and registered many violations of the Belarusian legislation in this sphere.
06.06.2011 Maladechna: control beyond reason
Controlling the labor discipline at enterprises in Maladechna became especially strict after Lukashenka’s instructions.
06.06.2011 Mahiliou authorities ban picket against increase of prices
The Mahiliou City Executive Committee didn’t authorize a meeting against the increase of prices, inflation and decrease of the life standards of workers. The official reason for the ban is the failure of teh action organizers to conclude agreements with such state services as poilce, medics and public utilities.
06.06.2011 Search and interrogation concerning arson of the Palace of Justice
On 3 June the apartment of an activist of the Movement Forward Dzmitry Niafiodau was searched by the police headed by investigator Khamenka. Before this, he was also interrogated concernign the case of arson of the Palace of Justice in Minsk. Then he was guarded to the Minsk KGB, from which he was transferred to the Zavadski District Police Department of Minsk. He spent the weekend at the delinquents’ isolation center in Akrestsin Street in Minsk.
06.06.2011 Authorities harass internet activists
Ivan Stasiuk, a civil activist from Brest, was detained on the Belarusian-Polish border and guarded to the local KGB department. The Belarusian border guards took away Ivan’s passport and told him that the document would be returned to him after a “prophylactic talk”.