News for 28 Aug 2013

Program director of Radio “Racyja” banned entrance to Belarus

28.08.2013 Program director of Radio “Racyja” banned entrance to Belarus

The Program Director of the Belarusian Radio “Racyja” Yuri Leszczynski, planning his next holiday, wanted to come to Belarus.

Apart from three-month arrest, Uladzimir Yaromenak sentenced to a fine of 1 million rubles

28.08.2013 Apart from three-month arrest, Uladzimir Yaromenak sentenced to a fine of 1 million rubles

Judge of the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk Siarhei Bandarenka sentenced the activist of the “Young Front” Uladzimir Yaromenak to 1 million rubles of fine. On 28 August the court considered an administrative case against the activist under Article 24.12, part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

BCD gathered 4,200 signatures for release of priest Lazar

28.08.2013 BCD gathered 4,200 signatures for release of priest Lazar

The organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy has already collected more than 4,200 signatures under the petition for the release of the arrested priest Uladzislau Lazar.

Homel court denies UCP activists the right to remind the public about the kidnapped ex-Minister of MIA

28.08.2013 Homel court denies UCP activists the right to remind the public about the kidnapped ex-Minister of MIA

Judge of the Tsentralny District Court of Homel Maryna Damnenka dismissed the appeal of activists of the United Civil Party against the ban of the twenty pickets they intended to hold on 7 May 2013 in different parts of Homel in order to remind about the kidnapping of Yury Zakharanka.

Vitsebsk: independent journalist Uladzimir Zhyhulou summonsed to prosecutor's office

28.08.2013 Vitsebsk: independent journalist Uladzimir Zhyhulou summonsed to prosecutor's office

The journalist received a summons on 3 September and phoned to the prosecutor's office on the telephone, indicated there. However, he wasn't explained the reasons why he was summonsed there, whereas in the summons it is stated as: “For explanations on the issue of violation of the legislation on mass media”. Uladzimir Zhyhulou must come to the Prosecutor of the Department of supervision over the implementation of laws and legality of legal acts P. Zaitsau.

Medics started using punitive psychiatry towards Ihar Pastnou

28.08.2013 Medics started using punitive psychiatry towards Ihar Pastnou

The court of psychiatric treatment towards the former medic was sanctioned by the Vitsebsk District Court on 21 August. Though the court verdict hasn't come into force, the staff of the Vitsebsk psychiatric hospital have already started its implementation.

Court dismisses Viktar Syrytsa's claim to the state-owned newspaper “Nash Krai”

28.08.2013 Court dismisses Viktar Syrytsa's claim to the state-owned newspaper “Nash Krai”

On 27 August the Baranavichy City and District Court turned down the appeal of the social activist Viktar Syrytsa against the newspaper.

Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich got released from jail

28.08.2013 Political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich got released from jail

The leader of the "Young Front" Zmitser Dashkevich was released from Hrodna prison today, on 28 August. It happened at half past six in the morning. The prisoner of conscience was met by dozens of people – friends, journalists and his wife – Anastasiya Dashkevich.

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