News for 10 Jul 2012
10.07.2012 Zmitser Dashkevich throws a challenge to the system
In response to the possible instigation of a new criminal case political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich composed an appeal to the head of the penal colony, which he mockingly called “Acknowledgment of Guilt”.
10.07.2012 Representation of opposition parties in constituency election commissions: 2012 compared to 2004 and 2008
This year opposition parties nominated more representatives to constituency election commissions, but their total number is 8% smaller than during the election of 2008.
10.07.2012 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Information point at each other in case of Roma discrimination
Members of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Maryia Bahdanovich and Ales Yauseyenka have received an answer from the Ministry of Internal Affairs towards their application concerning discriminative statements in the press about Roma nationals.
10.07.2012 Pickets for freedom of all political prisoners
Today members of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, together with representatives of other civil organizations and parties file applications for pickets in support of the imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski and other political prisoners all over Belarus.
10.07.2012 Mahiliou: authorities don't even pronounce names of political parties
On 10 July a press-release about the formation of 13 constituency commissions on election to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the 5th Convocation appeared at the website of the Mahiliou Region Executive Committee.
10.07.2012 Bykhau: Investigative Committee sees no reasons to replace investigator in Shachanok's case
In an answer of the Bykhau district department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, signed by its head Savostsikau, it is stated that challenge of the investigator, demanded by Shachanok, is impossible, as far as it can be done only within the framework of Article 82 of the Criminal-Executive Code. Moreover, there are allegedly no reasons to pass the case materials for review by another investigator.
10.07.2012 Civil activist Mikalai Ulasevich appeals April search
Mikalai Ulasevich, a civil activist from the town of Varniany in the Astravets district lodged appeals to the Astravets District Court and the Astravets District Procuracy to appeal the search that had been conducted in his house on 26 April, the day of the “Chernobyl Way” rally (dated to anniversary of Chernobyl disaster).
10.07.2012 Workers of tractor plant strike in Babruisk
Two brigades of the tractor assembly shop refused to work on the Tractor Parts and Units Plant in Babruisk.
10.07.2012 Book distributor Ales Yaudakha sentenced to year of personal restraint
The sentence against Ales Yaudakha was pronounced in the Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk on Tuesday.
10.07.2012 Political prisoner Statkevich doesn't receive newspapers
This was reported to BelaPAN by the wife of the politician Maryna Adamovich.