News for 6 Aug 2013

Another conflict between Salihorsk residents and local authorities

06.08.2013 Another conflict between Salihorsk residents and local authorities

The construction of a large parking lot near the building of the large shopping center “Budmarket” in Zaslonau Street caused a strong discontent on the part of young parents who live in a dormitory nearby. The Salihorskers fear for the safety and health of their children.

06.08.2013 Strange death of inmate in Minsk detention facility No.1

Inmate Ihar Ptsichkin died in detention facility No. 1 in Minsk on 4 August.

More actions of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski held in Belarus (photos)

06.08.2013 More actions of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski held in Belarus (photos)

According to our information, social and human rights activists held some more actions of solidarity with Ales Bialiatski and other political prisoners in different parts of Belarus.

Human rights defenders Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka punished with fines

06.08.2013 Human rights defenders Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka punished with fines

The members of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka were familiarized with the new violation reports at the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk. 40 minutes after it they were taken to the Savetski District Court of Minsk.

Statement of Belarusian Helsinki Committee on persecution of human rights defenders Tatsiana Reviaka and Uladzimir Labkovich

06.08.2013 Statement of Belarusian Helsinki Committee on persecution of human rights defenders Tatsiana Reviaka and Uladzimir Labkovich

Tatsiana Reviaka and Uladzimir Labkovich were detained on 5 August 2013 while handing out leaflets with a portrait of the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialatski, arrested two years ago. Officers of the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk qualified their actions as a “violation of the order of organizing and holding mass events” and drew up reports of administrative violation.

Hrodna branches of United Civil Party and “Young Democrats” support Ales Bialiatski

06.08.2013 Hrodna branches of United Civil Party and “Young Democrats” support Ales Bialiatski

On 5 August activists of the Hrodna organizations of the United Civic Party and the "Young Democrats" joined the nationwide action in support of the political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. The activists handed out postcard with a picture of the leader of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and information about him in the center of Hrodna. The action went without any incidents.

06.08.2013 “Tell the Truth” demands that police wear uniform: “At least, you know you won't be killed”

During the Monday press-conference in Minsk the social activists read their address to the Chamber of Representatives, the Council of Ministers and the head of the public council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs Henadz Davydzka.

Installment of monument to Kalinouski is not provided by state concept

06.08.2013 Installment of monument to Kalinouski is not provided by state concept

The initiator of the campaign for its establishment, Aleh Korban, received a response from the deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, the head of the pro-government Communist Party Ihar Karpenka.

Slonim: felling of the trees is explained by their being dangerous

06.08.2013 Slonim: felling of the trees is explained by their being dangerous

Slonim resident Ivan Sheha received a response from the Hrodna Regional Committee for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, signed by the head of the committee I. Shmakau to a collective complaint of the Slonim residents in connection with the destruction of a forest in Voikau Street in the Albiartsin suburb.

No public discussion will be held in Babruisk

06.08.2013 No public discussion will be held in Babruisk

The residents of the houses in Chapayev Street applied to various state institutions in order to prove their right to the playground, a half of which,including several trees.

06.08.2013 “Young Front” activist Uladzimir Yaromenak to be tried on 19 August

"Yesterday afternoon I got a call from the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk and was asked to come there to pick up a resolution on the appointment of the trial. Together with the decision I was handed a summons with the date and time of the hearing, and was warned that in case of my failure to appear in court the measure of restraint will be changed for me," said the activist.

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