News for 12 Aug 2013
12.08.2013 Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich placed in penal cell again
The activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Yauhen Vaskovich served another ten-day term in the penal cell in the Mahiliou prison No. 4.
12.08.2013 Mahiliou authorities ban a picket against the Russian military base in Belarus
On 12 August the head of the Mahiliou regional branch of the United Civil Party Uladzimir Shantsau received a response from the Mahiliou Regional Executive Committee, by which he was denied in holding a rally and a procession.
12.08.2013 Svetlahorsk: picket is banned because of sportive-cultural event
According to the head of the Svetlahorsk district organization of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” Siarhei Daineka, Svetlahorsk District Executive Committee didn't allow members of the party to hold a picket in the recreation and leisure park on 10 August.
12.08.2013 Uladzimir Labkovich and Tatsiana Reviaka appeal their fines at the Minsk City Court
The human rights activists appealed against the verdict of the Savetski District Court, according to which they were found guilty of violating Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Violations and fined 3 million rubles each.
12.08.2013 Dzianis Sakhar is tried for insubordination to police
On 12 April Dzianis Sakhar, an activist of the Belarusian National-Bolshevik movement, was tried for alleged insubordination to the police (Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Violations).
12.08.2013 Brest authorities ban a picket against the bad state of the roads
The Brest City Executive Committee prohibited the local activists of the civil campaign "Tell the truth!" to hold a picket against the unsatisfactory state of the roads in the suburb of Paudniovy.
12.08.2013 Officers of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee get confused in the case of the Milavidy festival
On 9 August the second hearing on the lawsuit of the activist of the “For Freedom” movement Viktar Syrytsa against the actions of the newspaper of the Baranavichy District Executive Committee “Nash Krai” took place at the Baranavichy City and District Court. The proceedings were held by Judge Volha Apanovich in the Belarusian language.
12.08.2013 “Paperwork in Belarusian!” launches a campaign for an extensive use of the Belarusian language in lawsuits
As a part of the nationwide campaign "Let's do better!", the Civil Initiative "Paperwork in Belarusian!" launched a campaign to extend the use of the Belarusian language in civil court proceedings.