News for 30 Aug 2013
30.08.2013 Postcards for political prisoners fail to reach destination
The Office of the MEP Marek Migalski received back the parcel it had sent to Belarusian political prisoners. The parcel had a label “Forbidden" on it. It contains over a hundred postcards with words of support for political prisoners Mikalai Statkevich and Dzmitry Dashkevich, Radio Racyja reports.
30.08.2013 Young Christian Democrats keep seeking registration
The organizing committee for the creation of a public association called "Young Christian Democrats" is once again trying to obtain state registration, the press-service of the Belarusian Christian Democracy reports.
30.08.2013 Krychau district court opens hearing of another suit against independent newspaper
The Court of Krychau district opened yesterday the consideration of another lawsuit lodged by the Cherykau-based PMK-280 state-owned enterprise against local independent newspaper Volny Horad.
30.08.2013 Tell the Truth Homel coordinator urges prosecutors to punish police officers who detained him
Homel coordinator of the civil campaign "Tell the Truth" Valery Sliapukhin sent a complaint to the Prosecutor of Kastrychnistki district of Minsk on his detention that took place on August 24, when the police raided the campaign’s central office and arrested some 30 people, including a number of regional activists. The detainees were taken to the police department, and then released without charges.
30.08.2013 International Day of the Disappeared marked today
The International Day of the Disappeared is marked today across the world. The tradition of marking the Day of the Disappeared on August 30 was launched in the 1980s by the Latin American Federation of relatives of disappeared people FEDEFAM.