News for 18 Dec 2014

Independent journalist in Brest faces administrative charges

18.12.2014 Independent journalist in Brest faces administrative charges

Ales Liauchuk, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, has received a phone call from a police officer of the Brest Leninski District Police Department.

Publisher of Volny Horad newspaper files appeal to Mahiliou Regional Court

18.12.2014 Publisher of Volny Horad newspaper files appeal to Mahiliou Regional Court

Uladzimir Kudrautsau, publisher of the Krychau-based independent newspaper Volny Horad, filed yesterday an appeal with the Mahiliou Regional Court against the decision of the Krychau District Court of December 8.

Hrodna Regional Court turns down appeal by journalist Mikhail Karnevich

18.12.2014 Hrodna Regional Court turns down appeal by journalist Mikhail Karnevich

On December 18, Judge Mikalai Rachynski of the Hrodna Regional Court dismissed the appeal of journalist Mikhail Karnevich. The BAJ member challenged the ruling of Judge Alena Piatrova of the Leninski District Court, who actually convicted the journalist for the performance of his professional duties during the celebration of the 1863 uprising memorial day held in Svislach and Yakushouka on October 26.

18.12.2014 Maryna Adamovich visits Mikalai Statkevich in prison

The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison. Maryna Adamovich, the wife of the former candidate for presidency in Belarus Mikalai Statkevich, told about it in her interview to "Radio Svaboda".

Minsk Regional Court sides with European Belarus activist

18.12.2014 Minsk Regional Court sides with European Belarus activist

Judge Huchok of the Minsk Regional Court has considered an appeal by Salihorsk activist of the European Belarus opposition movement Uladzimir Lemesh and ruled to cancel the decision of the Salihorsk District Court and send the case for retrial to another judge.

Mahiliou police admit slander against BSDP deputy chairman

18.12.2014 Mahiliou police admit slander against BSDP deputy chairman

However, in order to find the offenders and bring them to justice, Ihar Barysau was advised to file a claim in Ukraine, where the website voskresinfo.com is located, which posted several offensive articles about the social democrat.

Journalist in Biaroza fined over work without accreditation

18.12.2014 Journalist in Biaroza fined over work without accreditation

Independent journalist Tamara Shchapiotkina has been sentenced to a fine of 4.5 mln rubles. Commenting on the decision of the judge, the journalist said that the court had received orders from the security services.

18.12.2014 Lohvinau Bookstore Faces a Huge Fine

A three-day tax inspection was held in the bookstore of Lohvinau. The Ministry on Taxes and Duties concluded that book products had been sold there without the obligatory state registration as a book distributor with the Ministry of Information.

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released

18.12.2014 Political prisoner Eduard Lobau released

Political prisoner Eduard Lobau has been released from penal colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy. He was met by his family and associates at about 8 a.m. this morning.

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