News for 26 Feb 2013
26.02.2013 Salihorsk executive committee ignores calls for language equality
Uladzimir Masakouski, deputy chairman of Salihorsk city office of the organization “Belarusian Language Society”, is urging local authorities to secure the practical implementation of the equal status of the Belarusian and Russian languages enshrined in the country’s legislation. However, he keeps receiving bureaucratic runaround replies.
26.02.2013 Activist from Navapolatsk terrorized over the phone
The editor of the Navapolatsk web-site Free Region Yauheni Parchynski is threatened with troubles for a critical article about the authorities.
26.02.2013 Tax raid on BHC
Tax officers visited the office of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee without warning today. They handed in an order of seizure and/or distress of property and a notification on measures to detect the payer's property to committee head Aleh Hulak, the BHC press service reports.