News for 2 May 2012
02.05.2012 Valiantsin Stefanovich still receives runarounds concerning unlawful foreign travel restrictions
The date of the consideration of the appeal of the human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich against the unlawful foreign travel restrictions still hasn't been appointed, though the legal term for the consideration of the appeal ended on 26 April. The chancellery of the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk doesn't give any distinct answers. Moreover, the same happened to the analogical appeals of the Chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Aleh Hulak and the head of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabezka. All these appeals were to have been considered by Judge Alena Semak.
02.05.2012 Police don't hurry to return Vadzim Kabanchuk's car
Minsk police still haven't returned the car to the member of the steering committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Vadzim Kabanchuk. The car had been detained on the eve of the Freedom Day action, on 25 March. Some printed materials and a streamer were confiscated as a result.
02.05.2012 Klimavichy police have enough time for checking signatures
During the last three days officers of the Klimavichy District Police Department have been paying visits to apartments of the citizens who had signed the appeal to the Klimavichy District Executive Committee to require capital repairs of the road in the village of Paulavichy in the Klimavichy district.
02.05.2012 Political prisoner Syramalotau doesn't receive newspapers
Pavel Syramalotau is serving a 7-year prison term in Mahiliou colony #17 for an attempt to set fire to the Babruisk KGB department.
02.05.2012 Detention of protester against construction works in Uruccha suburb
Dzianis Kabrusiou, an activist of "European Perspectives" campaign, was taking photos of soldiers of special task forces, who were digging out trees on a place of the future construction site. He was detained at 9 in the morning, European Radio for Belarus reports.
02.05.2012 Ales Bialiatski may not be amnestied because of new financial claims
Ales Bialiatski, a prominent human rights activist and head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna, reports about deterioration in confinement conditions in prison due to new claims of the Pershamaiski district court of Minsk.
02.05.2012 Mikashevichy: community work day instead of banned 1 May demonstration
The head of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union Mikalai Zimin and the head of the independent trade union at "Granite" factory Aleh Stakhayevich applied to the Mikashevichy authorities for the authorization of 1 May demonstration in the city. Predictably enough, the application was rejected.
02.05.2012 Detentions of Dzmitry Uss' adherents in Brest and Baranavichy
At 8.30 a.m. on 1 May Baranavichy police detained a group of civil activists at the central railway station. The activists were heading for Minsk in order to take part in a sitting of Dzmitry Uss' initiative group. Among the detainees there were Artsiom Babei, Viachaslau Bolbat, Aliaksandr Davydau and Ryhor Hryk.
02.05.2012 Brest: human rights defenders launch "Stop 1210" campaign
In Brest, human rights defenders held a round table to mark the beginning of the campaign "Stop 1210" aimed at the protection of freedom of peaceful assemblies.