News for 2 May 2013

Belarus is among world's worst countries on freedom of press

02.05.2013 Belarus is among world's worst countries on freedom of press

Freedom House has published its report on freedom of the press in 2012. Belarus got in the list of the most repressive countries.

"Viasna" urges the authorities to stop the practice of pressurizing civic activists and take measures for the abolishment of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code

02.05.2013 "Viasna" urges the authorities to stop the practice of pressurizing civic activists and take measures for the abolishment of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" urges the Belarusian authorities to stop the practice of intimidation and pressurization of civic activists and immediately decriminalize the activity of unregistered organizations.

Entrepreneurs waiting for a Law on Charity, Patronage and Sponsorship

02.05.2013 Entrepreneurs waiting for a Law on Charity, Patronage and Sponsorship

The Confederation of Entrepreneurs insists on the adoption of the Law on Charity, Patronage and Sponsorship.

Police inspector questions independent journalist about "BelSat" staff

02.05.2013 Police inspector questions independent journalist about "BelSat" staff

In the morning of 2 May an inspector of Byalynichy District Police Department, police lieutenant Alaksandr Yemyalyanau, paid a visit to the private house in the agrarian settlement of Vyalikaya Mashchanitsa. He said that the main reason for the visit was the wish to find out how the information about the "Lebyadzyanka" farm got to the satellite TV channel "BelSat" and whether the journalists who shot the report were members of "BelSat" staff.

Brest: verdict to Vital Koush abolished

02.05.2013 Brest: verdict to Vital Koush abolished

The decision was taken by the panel of judges of Brest Regional Court on criminal cases, which considered the cassation appeal of the activist who had been sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment.

Memory about priests who were shot in Orsha (video)

02.05.2013 Memory about priests who were shot in Orsha (video)

In the 1920-1930ies the shootings of priests were conducted within the borders of the then Orsha (near Mahilyou highway, where suburb-3 is located). This place hasn't been marked in any way yet and there is no memorial sign there. According to local core researcher Yury Koptsik, local dwellers use it as a recreation place, being unaware they drink alcohol on the graves.

Brest: Labor Day action authorized for the first time in 11 years

02.05.2013 Brest: Labor Day action authorized for the first time in 11 years

The May Day rally in Brest was permitted by the authorities for the first time since 2002. On the eve of the event the representatives of the democratic forces who organized the event concluded service agreements with the police, medics and public utilities, which is required for the authorization of mass events.

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