News for 5 Nov 2012
05.11.2012 Vitsebsk members of CCP-BPF are prohibited to hold their 7 November action
“The Vitsebsk City Executive Committee sent an answer to our application. According to it, the application was not granted as we were asking to authorize a meeting and procession in the places where such actions are not allowed and we would violate the law by holding it. In fact, it is not us who violates the law in this case,” says a member of the Conservative-Christian Party “Belarusian Popular Front” Yan Dziarzhautsau.
05.11.2012 Human rights defenders join the “Stand up for Journalism!” action
“Stand up for journalism!” action is held all over the world for the fifth time this days. The action is held by the International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists for the fifth time already.
05.11.2012 Navapolatsk: Christian democrat Siarhei Malashenka is pressurized
On the eve of the constituent assembly of the public organization “Young Christian Democrats” unidentified persons damaged Malashenka's car by punching two tires on his car. People in mufti also visited his father at work, asking whether to put his son in prison or no.
05.11.2012 Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich gets completely isolated
The prison administration doesn't allow the prisoner to meet with a priest, he does not receive letters and parcels. Mikalai Statkevich told about the refusal of the administration to allow the meeting already a month ago, during the visit of the apostolic nuncio Claudio Gugerotti. The prison administration another time promised to bring a priest to the political prisoner. However, in the letter written a month after the meeting with the nuncio, Statkevich says he still had no meeting with a priest – the prison administration said the priest was away on a mission.