News for 19 Feb 2013
19.02.2013 Human rights defender Raisa Mikhailouskaya to receive With Visor Raised award
On February 22 the special jury will announce the winner of the Yury Zakharanka annual memorial award “With Visor Raised”. This year, for the first time ever the prize will be awarded to a female human rights defender Raisa Mikhailouskaya. The ceremony will be held during the evening of memory of former Interior Minister, missing politician Yury Zakharanka.
19.02.2013 Decree No. 9 in action: employee of Homeldreu banned to leave
This was told to the Charter-97 website by the chairman of the Belarusian Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry (REP) Henadz Fiadynich.
19.02.2013 Belarusian health resorts lack places for disabled children
This was reported to the BelaPAN news agency by Mikalai Mazur, head of the National Center for Health Improvement and Sanatorium Treatment of Population.
19.02.2013 Lida: another trial for commemorating insurgents of 1863
Another administrative case has been initiated for honoring the memory of the heroes of the 1863 anti-Russian uprising. This time the absurd repression is being used by the authorities of Lida, Hrodna region.
19.02.2013 Belarusian Border Guard Jailed For Teddy-Bear Air Drop
A Belarusian border guard has received two years in prison for failing to report last year's illegal border crossing by a Swedish plane that dropped stuffed bears with pro-democracy messages.
19.02.2013 Iryna Khalip advised to go abroad and not return
The journalist, who was permitted to travel abroad, came to the Partyzanski district police department for a check. In the office of the chief of the corrections department, she met Alyaksandr Kupchenya, the deputy head of the supervision and corrections department at Minsk's main police department.