News for 18 Apr 2015
18.04.2015 Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich not allowed to receive books
On April 17, political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich was visited by his mother, father and grandmother. They brought him food stuffs and hygiene products, as well as a Belarusian translation of the Bible. Earlier, the prisoner was punished with solitary confinement for refusing to give the Bible to prison staff.
18.04.2015 Freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski to stand trial in Naroŭlia
On April 17, Kanstantsin Zhukouski, a freelance journalist in Homiel, received an administrative violation report submitted against him by employees of the Naroŭlia district police department.
18.04.2015 Chairman of Mahilioŭ Regional Court turns down supervisory appeal by Ryhor Kastusiou
On April 17, Ryhor Kastusiou, deputy head of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, received a reply to his supervisory appeal from Chairman of the Mahilioŭ Regional Court concerning a fine of 25 basic units (3,750,000 rubles) imposed on him for participating in "unauthorized" public events in the town of Svislač near the monument to anti-Russian uprising leaders Kastus Kalinouski and Romuald Traugutt and a memorial cross in the village of Jakušoŭka on October 26, 2014.