News for 25 Feb 2013

Minsk court convicts youth activists

25.02.2013 Minsk court convicts youth activists

Minsk Tsentralny District Court convicted today eight members of the European Action movement detained yesterday outside Minsk Arena.

Vitsebsk pro-dem activist Yan Dziarzhautsau sues city executive authorities over impossible decree

25.02.2013 Vitsebsk pro-dem activist Yan Dziarzhautsau sues city executive authorities over impossible decree

Yan Dziarzhautsau, member of the Conservative Christian Party “Belarusian Popular Front”, keeps fighting for the right to express his views during pickets and other mass events. The order of these events is regulated by Decision No. 881 by Vitsebsk city executive committee. The opposition activist tried to sue the city’s utilities, an organization that, in his opinion, violates the decision of the executive committee and hinders the implementation of the right to freedom of expression.

25.02.2013 Former political prisoner Mikita Likhavid gets extra term for December 2010 events

Representatives of Minsk Pershamaiski District Police Department demand that former political prisoner Mikita Likhavid gets an additional 10 days of administrative arrest for participation in the post-election protest back on December 19, 2010, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

25.02.2013 Aliaksandr Frantskevich in punishment cell again

Political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich has been placed in solitary confinement, Radio Racyja reports quoting his mother Mrs. Tatsiana Frantskevich.

BCD website blocked

25.02.2013 BCD website blocked

The website of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party has been blocked for Belarusian Internet users since 24 February, the BCD press-service reports.

25.02.2013 Another Granit’s trade union activist faces the threat of being fired

The administration of Granit undertook a new attack on the members of the independent trade union.

25.02.2013 CPJ: Belarusian Authorities Must Stop Harassing Irina Khalip

New York, February 19, 2013--Belarusian authorities must stop harassing Irina Khalip and trying to force the prominent Novaya Gazeta reporter into exile, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today.

25.02.2013 Police arbitrariness in residence hall of Minsk Linguistic University

Policemen burst into rooms in a residence hall and made students remove “wrong” posters and stickers.

Hrodna Regional Court “steadfast”

25.02.2013 Hrodna Regional Court “steadfast”

Yury Hlebik, civil activist from the town of Svislach, Hrodna region, received a reply to his complaint from the chairman of Hrodna Regional Court in connection with the imposition of an administrative fine for taking part in the celebration of the 1863 Uprising Memorial Day on October 27, 2012.

Six months wasted for Minsk Regional Court takes to rule in Young Front activist’s case

25.02.2013 Six months wasted for Minsk Regional Court takes to rule in Young Front activist’s case

Andrei Tychyna, Salihorsk activists of the Young Front opposition movement, has finally received a ruling by Minsk Regional Court, six months after he submitted his appeal to challenge a ban on holding a bike ride. It wasn’t until the case was addressed by representatives of the central office of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee that the struggle of the young opposition activist with the judicial bureaucracy had been put an end to.

Youth activists detained in Minsk

25.02.2013 Youth activists detained in Minsk

Several activists of the European Action movement were detained last afternoon in Minsk.

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