News for 3 Mar 2015
03.03.2015 Mahiliou: forced sponging of Aliaksei Paulouski
Several weeks ago, social activist Aliaksei Paulouskiapplied to the administration of the construction trust №12 with the request to employ him in the trust, since he was concerned with the introduction of the tax on spongers and had no means to pay it.
03.03.2015 Citizens have to apply in advance to be admitted to sittings of Mahiliou Regional Council
Mahiliou journalist Uladzimir Laptsevich has received a reply from the Mahiliou regional Council to his request. The BelaPAN journalist asked the authorities to indicate the concrete legal act, accoridng to which he was obliged to apply for being admitted to open sittings of sessions of the Mahiliou Regional Council.
03.03.2015 Civil society activist: authorities have already started forming electoral commissions
Civil society activist from Khotsimsk Valery Karankevich claims that the authorities of Mahiliou region are already forming the commissions on elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, although the election date has not yet been appointed by the Parliament.
03.03.2015 Babruisk: promised reconstruction of Children's Hospital hasn't started (photo)
Last year Uladzimir Shcharbatyh, an activist of the campaign "Tell the Truth," was reported by officials that the reconstruction of the only children's hospital in Babruisk would begin in the first quarter of this year. However, no repairs have started yet.
03.03.2015 Leanid Markhotka's appeal against picket ban to be considered March 12
The cassation appeal of the Salihorsk human rights activist Leanid Markhotka against the prohibition of a picket dedicated to the Universal Human Rights Day will be considered by the panel of judges on civil cases of the Minsk Regional Court at 10 a.m. on March 12.
03.03.2015 Brest resident accused of defaming Lukashenka
A new political prisoner may appear in Belarus.
03.03.2015 Vaukavysk residents cannot get information about work of local officials
The chairman of the district executive committee sends formal replies to requests of residents of Vaukavysk about the work of local council members for the past year.
03.03.2015 Businessman Aliaksandr Makayeu fined 9 million rubles
The court of Minsk's Tsentralny district found Aliaksandr Makayeu guilty of violating the order of organising and holding mass events.
03.03.2015 The Human Rights Council should continue to take responsibility regarding the Human Rights situation in Belarus
The human rights situation in Belarus continues to be characterized by serious, widespread and systematic violations. In the words of the UN Special Rapporteur, Miklós Haraszti, violations in the country have a “systemic and systematic” character.