News for 4 Feb 2013

Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs Named Civil Society Champions: Civil Leader, Campaign, Event of Year

04.02.2013 Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs Named Civil Society Champions: Civil Leader, Campaign, Event of Year

The Fourth Annual awarding ceremony of The Assembly of NGOs of Belarus’ award – “Civil Society Champions 2012” – was held at the Lohvinau bookstore on 1 of February.

"Arche" magazine denied re-registration again

04.02.2013 "Arche" magazine denied re-registration again

The first time the application was filed late in autumn in 2012, and ended with refusal. “I submitted the documents as one of the founders of the organization which is going to be the publisher of the magazine Arche”, says Ales Pashkevich who is now performing chief editor’s tasks. “We did the same thing the previous time; then the problem appeared with my qualifications as an editor-in-chief. This time we applied for Valery Bulhakau to be an editor-in-chief. But the Ministry of Information says now that we do not observe the very procedure of submitting documents.”

04.02.2013 Unlawful food restrictions for Mikalai Statkevich

The former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich who is kept in the Mahiliou cell-type prison facility, still suffers from various restrictions and the high-security prison regime.

04.02.2013 Ales Bialiatski nominated for Nobel Peace Prize again

This is the first time our compatriot is put on the list of candidates for the prestigious prize for great services before humanity. Among other candidates there are also 15-year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai and the Russian human rights defender Liudmila Aliakseyeva.

Vitsebskers continue complaining to UN Human Rights Committee

04.02.2013 Vitsebskers continue complaining to UN Human Rights Committee

The United Nations Human Rights Committee registered a complaint of the Vitsebsk coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Tatsiana Seviarynets. The reason for the appeal to the HRC became the verdict of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk, issued 1.5 years ago, according to which she had been found guilty of violating the law on mass events and sentenced to a fine.

Liudmila Rapaport: "It is funny when all people have fun, not only anti-Semits"

04.02.2013 Liudmila Rapaport: "It is funny when all people have fun, not only anti-Semits"

In Baranavichy, the private bakery "Dolce Vita" started selling a cake under the name "Poor Jew". The shop assistant stated that this name for the cake had been chosen by workers of the bakery, as far as other cakes weighing 1.5 kilos cost about 200,000 rubles, whereas the Jew is poor, it can be bought for 71,000 rubles.

Another police raid on gay club. About 40 detained

04.02.2013 Another police raid on gay club. About 40 detained

About ten policemen in mufti have held another "check-up" in the Minsk club "6A" this month. The passport data of all present people were put down. About 40 of them were detained for identification and guarded to the police department.

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