2010 23/11
Гары Паганяйла, Менск

Hary PAhaniajla, Miensk

The well-known Belarusian lawyer Hary Pahaniayla filed an application to the Supreme Court of Belarus demanding to relieve President Aliaksandr Lukashenka of his post and also to annul his registration as a presidential candidate. These demands are based on ideas that A.Lukashenka, as has been reported since 2001 by independent Belarusian mass media and since 2010 – Russian mass media, suffers from mental illness. Moreover, he probably has to do with several crimes including kidnapping his political opponents. (further – orthography of primary source) Continue reading »

2010 19/11
Пікеты ў Менску забараняюцца

Пікеты ў Менску замінаюць дарожнаму руху?!

Does picketing in Minsk block road traffic?

On November 18 in Minsk Moscow district court didn’t grant the appeal about Minsk executive committee’s forbidding picketing. The applicants wanted to pay attention to mass violations of Criminal Code towards citizens and in particular to groundless arrests of many public activists which have been going on since the beginning of this September. (further – orthography of primary source)
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2010 19/11
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Ales Bialacki, Miensk

Lately, Belarusian civil society has been trying to combine efforts to consolidate the society, to democratize people’s lives and to improve the situation with human rights.

On November 14 National conference based on the results of civil society index researches. On November 15 European Commissioner Stefan Fuhle met representatives of democratic organizations and called civil society for a closer cooperation. (further – orthography of primary source)
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2010 18/11
Раман Кісьляк, Бярэсьце

Raman Kisliak

According to Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak, the list of authorized canvassing venues in the city severely restrains the rights of Presidential candidates.
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2010 17/11
Адзьдзел адукацыі, Жодзіна

Zhodzina TED

But, perhaps, it came that on the eve of Belarusian Prosecutor General Ryhor Vasilievich’s visit to Zhodzina executive committee, town’s authorities decided to play safe again and to practice “humanly” interaction with people…

Indeed, “new situation” in a great way resembles already known (from 2009) “old case” when the Commission on Juvenile Affairs of Zhodzina executive committee delivered favorable decision about recovery of education in Belarusian language for Yan Lapitsky in Gymnasium #1, but this “recovery” lasted 4 days and was stopped by one “mysterious” phone call from Minsk (!?)… Continue reading »

2010 02/11

The UN Human Rights Committee registered a complaint of five participants of the action that was held in 2009 in front of the Homel Region Police Department to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of the former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka. According to the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, the Committee officially informed the authors of the complaint about it.
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