2009 03/02

MarkelawThe action in memory of the assassinated Russian lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova was held in Minsk on 1 February. Some 15 people gathered in front of the Russian embassy in Minsk carrying candles and portraits of Markelov and Baburova. The participants of the action expressed their solidarity with the Russian civil society and condemned the brutal murder of the famous human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and independent journalist Anastasia Baburova in broad daylight in downtown Moscow on 19 January 2009.
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2009 26/01
Vladimir Vysotski

Vladimir Vysotski

Vitsebsk authorities have banned a picket in commemoration of an iconic Soviet actor and singer-songwriter Vladimir Vysotski, for which a representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee of Vitsebsk region Pavel Lyavinau applied.

Pavel Lyavinau planned to stage the picket on January 25, on Vladimir Vysotski’s birthday. He intended to stand near the regional library and hand out leaflets with quotes from the songs of the famous Russian author, as he finds his poetry with social content being of interest in the context of today’s Belarus, Radio Svaboda informs.
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