2009 29/03
Алесь Бяляцкі

Ales Bialiatski

Shortly after the Nasha Viasna constituent congress on 29 March, the NGO’s Chair Ales Bialiatski commented on the underlying reasons for another attempt to obtain state registration.
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2009 27/03

Фота \"Радыё Свабода\"The result of the today’s meeting of entrepreneurs was that the Mahilou region executive committee suspended operation of a regulation of the region council on single tax and value added tax increase.
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2009 27/03

Today on 27 March the co-founders of the Nasha Viasna human rights organization received a letter from the Supreme Court of Belarus saying that the complaint against the unlawful refusal to register the NGO was received for consideration by the court. The session is due to start on 7 April.
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2009 27/03

Фота \"Радыё Свабода\"The result of the today’s meeting of entrepreneurs was that the Mahilou region executive committee suspended operation of a regulation of the region council on single tax and value added tax increase.
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2009 23/03

Андрусь ТычынаAccording to www.salihorsk.org, youth activist Andrei Tychyna has been invited for a conversation to Salihorsk town executive committee and warned that he might face expulsion from high school in case he participated in the officially authorized 25 March Freedom Day demonstration.

Alla Barodzich also said similar warnings will be issued to other Salihorsk youth activists, including Krystsina Samoilava and Ilya Shyla.

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2009 23/03

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, commented on the decision concerning the EU sanctions against Belarus, following a meeting of EU foreign ministers on 16 March:
‘We have agreed that the European Union should continue its engagements in Belarus and supporting the positive events in the country. Therefore, we have agreed to prolong visa sanctions suspension for several Belarusian officials for another 9 months. Continue reading »

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2009 22/03

за решёткойAccording to www.odsgomel.org, a Chernobyl nuclear disaster fighter has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for a BYR 10,000 worth theft (USD 3,5).

Siarhei Paharski was convicted by Homel Chyhunachny Court in 2001. Now he is addressing ‘the President, the ambassador, the Government and the people of the United States’ as well as heads of independent human rights organizations, mass media and businessmen etc. with a request to protect his rights. Continue reading »

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2009 22/03

The issue of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s invitation to the summit of the EU countries leaders and the six post-Soviet countries to Prague remains open.

On March 20 in Brussels leaders of the EU countries approved the new Eastern partnership program. 6 post-Soviet countries are included into the program: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Continue reading »

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2009 21/03

Ales Bialiatski

Ales Bialiatski

‘I, Ales Bialiatski, am Chair of the Council of the Public Association Human Rights Center Viasna, closed down by verdict of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus of 28 October 2003.

Considering the decision of the Supreme Court a violation of the freedom of association and having failed to receive an adequate remedy on the national level, ten founders of the Public Association Human Rights Center Viasna used their constitutional right and submitted an individual complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee.

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2009 16/03

Конституция‘Our heartiest congratulations on the Constitution Day!’ – this is what many Homel residents heard on 15 March.

The action organized by the Belarusian Pro-Democratic Forces was to mark the day of the Belarusian Constitution. The activists distributed leaflets saying that today Belarus marks the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the current version of the Constitution. Continue reading »

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2009 13/03

Бенита Ферреро-ВальднерBenita Ferrero-Waldner explained representatives of the Belarusian opposition at a meeting in Strasbourg why her visit to Belarus had been postponed.

The European Commissioner for external Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner met with head of the United Civil Party (UCP) Anatol Lyabedzka and politician Alyaksandr Kazulin in Strasbourg on March 11 and noted that Europe couldn’t play with fundamental values of the European Union.

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2009 13/03

свобода словаAccording to www.lenta.ru, the Reporters without Borders international organization has issued an annual report on the freedom of Internet, calling Belarus one of the governments which ‘still alternate between censorship and harassment of Internet users’, albeit refraining from placing it on the list of top Internet enemies.

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2009 13/03

ФемидаAccording to Siarhei Belikau, special investigator of Homel Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the case of the murderers of ‘the arsonist of Pukhavichy’ would soon be brought before Homel Regional Court. The exact date of the proceedings will have been fixed by the end of the month.

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2009 13/03

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ordered Russia to pay 8,000 euros ($10,200) in compensation to a former Siberian mayor who has been in jail since December 2006, the court said on Thursday.

Former Tomsk mayor Alexander Makarov, who was re-elected for a third term in 2004, was arrested by Russian police on December 8, 2006, and later charged with possession of narcotics and abuse of office.

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2009 09/03

The police and the administration of Lida college conduct mass dactylography of students. According to a teacher of the college who asked not to mention his name, mass dactylography is conducted in Lida College of Hrodna university. 
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2009 08/03

logo.jpgOn 6-7 March the 6th assembly of pro-democratic NGOs of Belarus was held at the international educational center (IBB) in Minsk. The aim of the forum was to analyze the situation in the third sector, the juridical situation of NGOs and elaborate and adopt the strategy of the Assembly’s activities for the near future. 
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2009 03/03

Ales Bialiatski

Ales Bialiatski

On 3 March the representative of interests of the civil human rights association Nasha Viasna Uladzimir Labkovich received a copy of the decision of the Ministry of Justice On registration denial to the public association.
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