News for 16 Feb 2012

Orsha authorities keep violating Mass Events Code

16.02.2012 Orsha authorities keep violating Mass Events Code

Orsha town executive committee keeps ignoring the mass events legislation, say local activists of the Fair World United Leftist Party, whose applications to hold four pickets on 18 February were ignored by the authorities.

Baranavichy Ukrainian minority activist appeals arrogation charges

16.02.2012 Baranavichy Ukrainian minority activist appeals arrogation charges

On 16 February, Baranavichy entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus lodged a complaint with Brest Regional Court, appealing 10 February conviction for alleged usurpation of power during the creation of the Kobzar Ukrainian minority association.

16.02.2012 BCD Homel activist faces dismissal

The administration of Homel confectionary factory has ordered to terminate the employment contract of local activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Andrei Padziarun, the BCD press-service reports.

Andrei Paluda: “Unfortunately, Belarus authorities totally disregard European Parliament’s resolutions”

16.02.2012 Andrei Paluda: “Unfortunately, Belarus authorities totally disregard European Parliament’s resolutions”

Today, the European Parliament is expected to consider the issue of the death penalty in Belarus, Egypt and Japan. Representatives of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” are said to closely monitor Europe’s reaction to Belarusian events.

Vitsebsk opposition activists appeal fines

16.02.2012 Vitsebsk opposition activists appeal fines

Vitsebsk opposition activists Tatsiana Seviarynets and Iryna Yaskevich have lodged supervisory appeals against a court ruling sentencing them to fines for alleged violation of Mass Events Code during the arrangement of the so-called People’s Assembly back on 8 October 2011.

16.02.2012 Riot police raid office of European Belarus

Riot police raided the Minsk office of an opposition group called European Belarus on Wednesday evening, claiming that they had been tipped off about drugs in the apartment.

16.02.2012 British Law Society joins campaign in support of rights activist Aleh Volchak

The Law Society, a professional body representing more than 150,000 solicitors in England and Wales, has joined a campaign in support of human rights defender Aleh Volchak, BelaPAN said.

16.02.2012 Young Front member expelled from third year of BNTU

Mihas Muski has sent a letter to Syarhei Maskevich, Minister of Education, today.

16.02.2012 MEP Marek Migalski stands up for Ivan Shyla

He has sent a letter to Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski and Polish Ambassador to Belarus Leszek Szerepka.

16.02.2012 Radio Racyja journalist detained in Barysau

Alyaksandr Yarashevich, a Radio Racyja journalist, was detained by police in Barysau.

16.02.2012 Former political prisoners taken under tight control

Policeman Vitaly Plyashko from a police department in Baranavichy phoned former political prisoner Dzmitry Novok to call him for a conversation.

16.02.2012 Trade union leader menaced by criminal case

Yesterday the leader of Alyaksandr Yarashuk the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BCDTU) was summoned to the Prosecutor’s office of Belarus for offering explanations.

16.02.2012 Prosecutor's office issues warning to Belsat journalist

The prosecutor's office in Hrodna has issued a warning to sole proprietor Mikalai Dzyatchenya for working without accreditation.

16.02.2012 BCD gets ultimate denial of registration

The Ministry of Justice of Belarus took a final decision to deny registration to the Belarusian Christian Democracy party.

16.02.2012 Opposition activist expelled from faculty of journalism of Belarusian State University

Opposition activist Anastasia Shuleika learned the news on February 14.

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