News for 8 May 2012

Mahiliou: Siarhei Niahatsin’s appeal turned down

08.05.2012 Mahiliou: Siarhei Niahatsin’s appeal turned down

On 8 May Siarhei Koneu, Judge of the Mahiliou Regional Court, turned down the appeal of civil activist against the verdict of the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou, according to which he had been sentenced to a fine for distributing the unregistered newspaper “Tut i Tsiaper” without a special distribution agreement.

Police want to question Vitsebsk activist concerning the disappearance of Yury Zakharanka

08.05.2012 Police want to question Vitsebsk activist concerning the disappearance of Yury Zakharanka

On 8 May the mother of civil activist Alena Semenchukova received a call from a man who introduced himself as a police officer. The man stated he wanted to take explanations from Alena and her younger brother concerning the forced disappearance of the former minister of internal affairs Yury Zakharanka.

Bartosik and Simbirou detained. Simbirou sentenced to 15 days of arrest

08.05.2012 Bartosik and Simbirou detained. Simbirou sentenced to 15 days of arrest

At 1 p.m. near Chaliuskintsau Park people in mufti forcedly pulled musicians Zmitser Bartosik and Ihar Simbirou into a black Mercedes car.

08.05.2012 Siarhei Kavalenka transferred to pre-trial prison #2 in Vitsebsk

According to his wife, Alena Kavalenka, the political prisoner has been transferred to Vitsebsk from the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street in Minsk.

08.05.2012 People in mufti prevent Lukashenka from receiving Constitution

A group of people deceived by the government gathered at the Minsk central railway station and marched to the House of Government.

08.05.2012 Vitsebsk dweller gets beaten and fined for watching Charter'97 website

An unprecedented incident happened in an Internet club at the central railway station in Minsk.

08.05.2012 Luban authorities are against free elections

On Monday evening the head of Minsk regional branch of the United Civil Party Artsiom Ahafonau received a written denial for holding a picket from the chairman of Luban district executive committee Vasil Akulich. They wanted to hold a picket “For Free Elections without Lukashenka” in the capital of the district.

08.05.2012 Andrei Dzmitryieu and Mikhail Pashkevich sentenced to 10 days of arrest

The court of the Smaliavichy district heard an administrative case against activists of "Tell the Truth" civil campaign.

08.05.2012 Dutch Christian Democrats not allowed to Belarus

Members of the Dutch Christian Democratic Party planned to take part in an educational seminar.

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