News for 10 Jan 2014
10.01.2014 Kasia Kamotskaya's live performance banned in Minsk
The situation with the concert of the well-known Belarusian rock singer Kasia Kamotskaya in Minsk remains unknown the day before the show, the website tuzin.fm reports.
10.01.2014 Foreign diplomats send New Year congratulations to Ales Bialiatski
The imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” received congratulations on Christmas from the heads of the embassies of the EU member states and the USA. Ales Bialiatski mentioned that in a letter to his colleagues on 7 January.
10.01.2014 Babruisk and Mahiliou authorities determined places banned for signature pickets
Babruisk City Executive Committee has published a list of places prohibited for picketing for the purpose of collecting signatures for nomination of candidates for the local elections. The list of places remains unchanged when compared to the last election, and hence creates the same uncomfortable conditions for collecting signatures: pickets are prohibited in almost all places of Babruisk which are popular with the public.
10.01.2014 Initiator of medics' petition forced to take unpaid leave
Representatives of the health care committee and the emergency station met with the initiator of the campaign.
10.01.2014 Haradok: political activist Leanid Autukhou detained due to anonimous denunciation
In the Haradok District Police Department Mr. Autukhovich was showed a letter signed by the word "Anonymous". The letter stated that he was preparing a protest action in the city. As a result the BPF activist was held at the DPD for three years, until the departure from Haradok of hte regional authorities who came there to meet with disgruntled local businessmen.
10.01.2014 Homel: fine for anti-alcoholization picket
January 9 Tsentralny District Court Judge Alena Tsalkova issued a verdict on the administrative case against the coordinator of the civil initiative "Stop Drinking – Start Living!" Dzmitry Karashkou. He was sentenced to a fine of 10 basic units (1.3 million rubles) for holding an anti-alcohol picket.
10.01.2014 Liudmila Kuchura: “The administration of the penitentiary hurried to transfer my husband to prison”
December 30, 2013 prisoner Piatro Kuchura, who was serving a sentence in penal colony No. 15 who disturbed the administration defending his rights, was transferred to the maximum security prson No. 4 in Mahiliou for three years.
10.01.2014 Brest Regional Court upholds picket ban
The panel of judges on civil cases of the Brest Regional Civil Court upheld the decision of the Biaroza District Court, which upheld the picket ban, issued to human rights defenders Siarhei Rusetski and Tamara Shchapiotkina by the local authorities.