News for 30 Mar 2015
30.03.2015 Journalist Ales Kirkevich faces administrative charges
Former political prisoner and now a freelance journalist Ales Kirkevich is going to stand trial on administrative charges in Hrodna. The journalist is accused of illegal manufacture and distribution of information products (Part 2, Art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code).
30.03.2015 Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal in case of confiscation of independent newspapers
On this occasion, Ihar Barysau, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) and editor of the newsletter “NASH Mahiliou”, is preparing a complaint to the Supreme Court, as well as to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
30.03.2015 Police in Belaaziorsk unable to find distributors of defamatory leaflets
Valiantsin Lazarenkau, an activist of the Tell the Truth campaign in Belaaziorsk, has received a reply from local police department, saying that it was not possible to find those responsible for the manufacture and distribution of defamatory flyers. The administrative case is closed.
30.03.2015 Report on the monitoring of mass event “Freedom Day - 2015”
The sanctioned mass event (demonstration) was held in Minsk on 25 March 2015, from 3 pm to 6 pm. Traditionally, Belarusian opposition movements hold this event every year to celebrate the Declaration of the Belarusian People’s Republic in 1918.