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Liberty to Schukin, Malakhov, Severinets, Dranchuk!
11:20, 01/08/2002


Pagonya Journalists Appeal Against Sentence to Be Heard August 15
11:16, 01/08/2002

They appointed a date for hearing an appeal of the Pagonya journalists Nikolai Markevich and Pavel Mozheiko they set the date as August 15, at 9.30a.m. in the Grodno regional court. On June 24, 2002 the Leninsky district court of Grodno sentenced the editor-in-chief of the closed by the authorities newspaper Pagonya Nikolai Markevich to 2,5 years of freedom restriction, while the newspapers journalist Pavel Mozheiko to two years under article 367(2) of the Criminal Code.

Shall We Quarrel with UN?
11:15, 01/08/2002, BDG

Belarus seems to have set her mind to quarrel with one of a few influential international organizations, with which it used to preserve friendly relations United Nations. BDG reports that the UN Commission for human rights embarked on the study of cases when the Republic of Belarus infringed on the international commitments it had bound itself with. The problem is the following: two young death row inmates were executed although their cases had been a matter of consideration among the international experts.

Belarusian PEN-Center Defends Valery Schukin
11:09, 01/08/2002

The Council of the Belarusian PEN-Center rings alarm bells over the July 28 arrest in the Pogranichny village of the Grodno region of a journalist, a 60-year old officer in reserve Valery Schukin. All his guilt, - reads the statement: comes down to mere trying to cover the scandalous attempt, undertaken by local authorities, to ruin the building of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. For this intention of his the journalist received 15 days of jail. Such actions by the authorities contradict the Belarusian and international legislation and violate persons right for executing professional duties, dont correspond to our states interests, discrediting it in the eyes of the world community.

Lukashenkos Museum to Appear in Alexandria Village?
11:08, 01/08/2002, Narodnaya Volya

Within two days fifteen builders erected a fence surrounding Lukashenkos mothers house, laid bricks around her well and lifted the foundation. Residents of the near-by houses were lucky things too. They cleaned the territory around their houses and smoothened the roads.

Nasha Svaboda Property Seized Once Again
11:07, 01/08/2002

Property of the independent Belarusian newspaper Nasha Svaboda was seized yesterday night by the judiciary. These acts precede the soon court dispute between the chair of the Committee for state control Tozik and the Nasha Svaboda editor-in-chief. The process will commence on August 2 in the Moskovsky district court of Minsk. Tozik demands from the newspaper moral compensation of $100,000. The newspapers editor-in-chief Pavel Zhouk calls their actions arbitrary, as far as the arrested computers belong to individuals and are placed in a private apartment. Zhouk also recalls that in 1999 the authorities shut another of his newspapers Naviny also through the court dispute and reimbursement of moral damages. Then the paper engaged in a lawsuit, filed against it by the Security Council chief Viktor Sheiman.

11:06, 01/08/2002

Over 150thsd businessmen engaged in the national warning strike of individual entrepreneurs, which took place on July 31. Such data are cited by the Belarusian entrepreneurial trade union. The ones, who protested most actively were the businessmen of Minsk and Grodno. Retailers from Mogilev, Vitebsk, Gomel, Brest, Baranovichi, Bobruisk, Orsha, Volkovysk and other towns also took an active part in the event. The distinctive feature of this protest was the participation of entrepreneurs, working at the commercial stores and kiosks.

Chirac, Putin Discuss Political Disappearances in Belarus
11:05, 01/08/2002

The United Civil Party received an official confirmation of the fact that the French president Jacques Chirac discussed at his recent meeting with the president of Russia Vladimir Putin the problem of political disappearances in Belarus.

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