News for 30 Oct 2015
30.10.2015 Kurapaty action participants stopped by police
An action in memory of the repressed people was held in Kurapaty Tract on October 29. Representatives of the Belarusian civil society took part it.
30.10.2015 Activists detained during memorial picket in Haradok
Leanid Autukhou, leader of the Viciebsk regional branch of the Belarusian Popular Front, staged yesterday a picket in the town of Haradok to mark the day of remembrance for the victims of Stalinist repression. However, the unauthorized protest was stopped by local police officers only twenty minutes after its beginning.
30.10.2015 Opposition activists protest outside KGB building in Minsk, organizers charged
According to various estimates, between 100 and 150 people, gathered yesterday outside the KGB building in Minsk to stage a protest called “Chain of Memory” in honor of over 100 Belarusian cultural figures executed on the day in 1937.
30.10.2015 Saudi-blogger Raif Badawi awarded 2015 Sakharov Prize
A top human rights prize goes to Saudi-blogger Raif Badawi. Previous winners include Nobel Peace Prize laureates Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela.