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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