News for 18 Jul 2012

Minsk court convicts anti-nuclear campaigners

18.07.2012 Minsk court convicts anti-nuclear campaigners

Minsk Tsentralny District Court has sentenced Irina Sukhiy, head of the NGO "Eco House", to a fine of BYR 1,500,000 on charges of disorderly conduct. Mikhail Matskevich, coordinator of the Monitoring Group of the Centre of Legal Transformation, has been arrested for three days on the same charges.

Babruisk media promote pro-government candidates

18.07.2012 Babruisk media promote pro-government candidates

The state-owned newspapers of Babruisk have launched a traditional campaign of promoting local officials and heads of major enterprises who have announced their run in the forthcoming elections.

18.07.2012 Reporters Without Borders demands to release Anton Surapin

The international organization demands the immediate release of the journalist.

18.07.2012 Belarus: convicted, imprisoned, silenced

How does the EU deal with these overblown dictators?

Supreme Court turns down Stefanovich’s travel ban appeal

18.07.2012 Supreme Court turns down Stefanovich’s travel ban appeal

The Supreme Court of Belarus has dismissed a complaint lodged by human rights defender Valiantsin Stefanovich against Judge Alena Siamak of Minsk Tsentralny District Court, who has evaded considering his appeal against foreign travel restrictions for nearly four months.

18.07.2012 Dashkevich's prison term may be extended

The Belarusian television says a new criminal case has been opened against Zmitser Dashkevich.

18.07.2012 Arrests of opponents of nuclear power plant in Minsk

Activists of an anti-nuclear campaign, who were going to convey an adress to Medvedev, are being arrested in Minsk.

Slutsk observer appeals election campaigning restrictions

18.07.2012 Slutsk observer appeals election campaigning restrictions

Vital Amialkovich, observer representing the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in the town of Slutsk, has addressed Barys Batura, chair of Minsk regional executive committee, with an appeal against harsh restrictions imposed on election campaigning events in the town.

18.07.2012 Human rights activist Kasya Halitskaya jailed for 10 days

The sentence has been pronounced by judge Tatstsyana Matyl who is "blacklisted" by the EU.

Amnesty International: Youth leader faces longer prison sentence

18.07.2012 Amnesty International: Youth leader faces longer prison sentence

Zmitser Dashkevich, a prisoner of conscience in Belarus, is facing another year in prison for allegedly violating prison rules. He has spent almost his entire sentence in punishment cells.

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