News for 23 Jan 2014

23.01.2014 Election commissions register 16,021 nomination groups

Election commissions have granted 16,021 of the 16,066 applications for the registration of nomination groups that will collect ballot-access ahead of March’s local elections, according to the central election commission.

Brest City Council members ignore voters’ appeals

23.01.2014 Brest City Council members ignore voters’ appeals

Activists of the civil initiative "Social Office" in Brest have not received a response from the head of the City Council of Deputies, Henadz Masko, despite the fact that the law provides for a 15-day period for answering a request.

23.01.2014 1000 days in prison: action of solidarity with Statkevich

Member of the European Parliament Marek Migalski holds an action in the Polish town of Katowice to support the Belarusian political prisoner.

Critical doctor files defamation suit

23.01.2014 Critical doctor files defamation suit

Vitsebsk doctor Ihar Pastnou believes that the city’s Kastrychnitski district administration insulted him by banning a picket against police lawlessness. He says that he wants to recover from the officials three thousand Euros in damages, and if he wins in court he promises to give the money to a local orphanage.

Appeal of Belarusan civil society organizations and public activists on the situation in Ukraine

23.01.2014 Appeal of Belarusan civil society organizations and public activists on the situation in Ukraine

These days, when the situation in Ukraine is being no longer controlled bythe opposing forces, when blood is being shed, when there are street fights in Kyiv and weapons are being used, we cannot maintain aloofness.

CPJ: Journalists assaulted amid protests in Ukraine

23.01.2014 CPJ: Journalists assaulted amid protests in Ukraine

New York, January 22, 2014-Dozens of journalists were attacked, and their equipment damaged, while reporting on anti-government protests that began over the weekend in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, according to local and international news reports. The protests come as the government approved new legislation imposing restrictions on the media.

23.01.2014 Belarusian Popular Front’s member in Lahoysk loses his job

The management of Minawta Ltd., a company in Lahoysk, Minsk district, that manufactures motor vehicle components, has refused to prolong a fixed-term employment contract with Dzmitry Shevel, a member of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF).

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