2009 30/07

Leanid Svetsik, Vitsebsk

Leanid Svetsik, Vitsebsk

Thus, the human rights activists helped people, but who will help the activist?
Vitsebsk human rights activist Leanid Svetsik has received a reply to his claim lodged with the Constitutional Court of Belarus, saying that having considered the events dating back to 17 July 2009, mentioned in the claim, the Court passed judgment #P-360-2009 ‘On Securing Equal Rights of Citizens in the Labour Sector.’
In its verdict, already registered in the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus, the Constitutional Court accepted the arguments by the human rights activist pertaining to the illegality of the existing discriminative system of employment restrictions, based on age and place of residence Continue reading »

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2009 30/07

enemoENEMO (European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations) has issued a statement on the pre-term parliamentary election in the Republic of Moldova. Continue reading »

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2009 27/07

Harry Pahanyaila

Harry Pahanyaila


At the end of last week, the Belarusian secret services detained a Danish human rights activist in Minsk-2 airport and then banned him entry in Belarus.
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2009 27/07

akcyja_27lipeniaRiot militiamen arrested more than 20 activists of the civil campaign “European Belarus” who wanted to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Belarus in the centre of Minsk. Continue reading »

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2009 24/07

Франак ВячоркаThe command of the military unit in Mozyr gave a disciplinary punishment to regular soldier Franak Vyachorka on July 23.
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2009 23/07

The leader of the United Civil Party has sent a letter to the Interior Minister Anatol Kulyashou.
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2009 22/07

Today, the regional court pronounced a judgment in the case of five opposition leaders accused of organizing mass actions under the walls of the Homel regional department of internal affairs. Accused oppositionists did not come to the court hearing in protest against judicial tyranny.
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2009 21/07

Asambleja NDA BielarusiRepresentatives of the largest NGOs in Belarus sent an appeal to members of the Advisory Council. The signatories urge the authorities to initiate a dialogue with the civil society. According to the initiators of appeal the practical steps that will facilitate communication of the state and the third sector, would be the abolition of Article 193-1 of the Criminal Code (activities on behalf of unregistered organization) and the approval of the Concept of development of civil society in Belarus, developed by the Assembly of NGOs.
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2009 16/07

Today, on 16 July, a judge of the Vitebsk regional court, Ms. Halina Urbanovich, pronounced verdict to Leanid Svetsik.
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2009 16/07

Why the Belarusian-language student from Zhodzina is waiting for the new troubles? Or how does this relate to Belarusian people … and … constitutional right to free choice …!?
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2009 14/07

Public Prosecutor’s Office for Miensk region issued official warnings to two citizens of Belarus and BAJ members Aksana and Aliaksandar Kalinkin for implementing “illegal journalist activity” on July 14, 2009. The media workers were accused of cooperation with a Russian “TV Channel of Good News” (“Telekanal blagikh novostei”) without credentials “in Miensk and Miensk region since 2007”.

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2009 12/07

Janka Lapicki Zhodzina city executive committee issued a decision that is not shown to interested parties. What is the essence of this “very non-secret” decision?

On 06.07.2009, according to the director of Gymnasium № 1, Mr. Henadz Korshun, it became known that on 23.06.2009 the city executive committee issued the decision № 928, according to which the director must close the only in Zhodzina gymnasium Belarusian-language education program for Yanka Lapitski. A Belarusian-speaking boy has studied under that program since 2002. The parents are invited to send their son in the Russian-language class because of the need for savings…
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2009 10/07

Civil and political activists of Vitsebsk distributed the following statement concerning the criminal persecution of Vitsebsk human rights defender Leanid Svetsik. Expressing their protest against criminal and court persecution the activists demand an objective and all-sided trial of Leanid Svetsik’s case by a competent, independent and impartial court.
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