News for 29 Aug 2013
29.08.2013 “Young Front” member Mikalai Dzemidzenka sentenced to 12 days of arrest
Mikalai Dzemidzenka was detained on 29 August, before the press-conference of Zmitser Dashkevich. This information was spread via Facebook by Anastasiya Palazhanka with a reference to Mikalai's wife. He was guarded to the Savetski District Police Department of Minsk and received charges. The trial over him started at 2 p.m.
29.08.2013 Zmitser Dashkevich: “I will continue my socio-political activities”
Zmitser Dashkevich was arrested together with his colleague Eduard Lobau the day before the peaceful post-election protests, on 18 December, in a court yard in Panamarenka Street in Minsk. They were charged with beating two passers-by. However, nobody could see these people at the trial – they hid in a room and gave their testimonies through closed doors.
29.08.2013 Was the refusal to accept a parcel for the detained director general of “Uralkaliy” Vladislav Baumgertner legal?
To put it mildly, employees of the Belarusian KGB paltered while refusing to accept a parcel for the detained head of “Uralkaliy” Vladislav Baumgertner.
29.08.2013 Trial of political prisoner Aliaksandr Frantskevich to be held 30 August
The court sitting will be held at 2.30 p.m. on 30 August in Ivatsevichy colony where the political prisoner is serving his term. The court is to decide whether to establish a preventive supervision over him after his release from jail which is to take place 3 September.
29.08.2013 “Amnesty International” issued a statement on the involuntary psychiatric treatment of medic Ihar Pastnou
A psychiatrist working in Belarus, Igor Postnov, has been forcibly detained and treated in the hospital where he works following his outspoken criticism of the health care system in Vitebsk, a city in the north of the country.