News for 12 Jul 2011
12.07.2011 Woman lost her baby after detention at 3 July protest action
Katsiaryna Radzivilka, the pregnant woman who was arrested on 3 July during the silent protest on Pryvakzalnaya Square in Minsk, had a miscarriage. Her husband was detained together with her and is serving an arrest term.
12.07.2011 Police warn potential participants of silent protests
Maksim Kavaliou, a civil activist from Mahiliou, received a call from the police. He was warned about the inadmissibility of participation in silent protest actions and told that there were some lists of participants of such actions. Nevertheless, the activist doesn't refuse from his intention to support the peaceful protests.
12.07.2011 Political prisoner Mikita Likhavid is in penal cell again
The prison administration has combined 4 violations and has imprisoned Mikita in a punishment cell for 20 days, informs Radio Liberty. The activist has also been limited in the opportunity to make purchases in the prison shop – he is allowed to spend only 70,000 rubles a month on food although prisoners are usually allowed to spend more than 200,000.
12.07.2011 Babruisk UCP office sealed
There was nobody in the office expect for the lessor during the visit of representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office who took pictures of the doorplate, “talked” to the owner of the office and promised to come back a week later. The landlord sealed up the office on his own after the conversation, informs Bobruyskiy Kurier.
12.07.2011 Vileika: priest fined for refusal from dactylography
A father with many children, archpriest Ihar Prylepski serves masses in the St. Paul and Peter church in the village of Kasuta in the Vialeika district. Like the majority of the Belarusian men, he received a summons to the police in order to get fingerprinted.
12.07.2011 Fine to Radio Liberty's correspondent
The Leninski District Court of Hrodna fined Mikalai Karnevich, the Hrodna correspondent for Radio Liberty, 1,050,000 rubles for “participation in the unauthorized action” held there on 3 July. The court ignored the document confirming that the journalist worked there.
12.07.2011 Tatsiana Seviarynets got fined
Tatsiana Seviarynets, the mother of the political prisoner Pavel Seviarynets and a member of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy, was detained in Vitsebsk in the evening of 8 July and taken to the police where she was interrogated. She spent the weekend at the police station.
12.07.2011 Navapolatsk: newspaper distributor fined for “obscene language”
Mikalai Chartkou, a distributor of the Tut i Zaraz bulletin, was fined 70,000 rubles under Article 17.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “disorderly conduct”.
12.07.2011 Minsk protesters transferred to prison in Zhodzina
According to our information, all people who had been sentenced to arrest for participation in the silent protest actions in Minsk, except for Natallia Bakinouskaya, were transferred from the prison in Akrestsin Street to the prison in the town of Zhodzina, including the five people who were left there after the transfer of the majority of prisoners.