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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


Growing Repression in Belarus
11:25, 01/10/2002,


11:24, 01/10/2002

The United States joins the European Union and the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of Media in condemning the conviction and sentence imposed on the editor-in-chief of the Belarusian newspaper Rabochy, Mr. Viktor Ivashkevich. Mr. Ivashkevich, who was charged with insulting Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko in a trial closed to domestic and international observers, was sentenced on September 16 to two years of corrective labor.

George Bush Mentions Belarus in Speech
11:13, 01/10/2002

The US president George Bush greeted the participants of the 4th conference of the right-wing and central parties of Central and Eastern Europe, which took place on September 28-29 in Prague. The event attracted representatives of 15 countries. Part of Bushs missive was addressed to Belarus: The electoral process in Belarus isnt democratic, while the political opposition is exposed to harassment. The United States uphold the growth of democracy there. I call on everyone to support all those, who are fighting for the fundamental human rights and freedoms in Belarus.

Declaration "On the situation in Belarus"
11:12, 01/10/2002

At the 4th Conference of Center Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe, convened in Prague, Czech Republic in September 27-29 2002, leaders of the attending parties agreed to the following declaration:

LUKOIL Vice-President Was Kidnapped to Belarus
11:11, 01/10/2002,

First Vice-President of the LUKOIL company Sergei Kukura was hidden by the abductors in the remote Belarusian village in the middle of nowhere, reports the newspaper Izvestia on Tuesday. According to the newspaper, Kukura was held in the Moscow region for one and a half days after his kidnapping. Then, having recorded on video Kukuras request to pay for his liberation $3mln and 3mln euros, the criminals dispatched him to Belarus. They immured him in the basement of a wooden house.

Iraqi Vice-Premier Tells Minsk of a Possible Repulsion of US Strike
11:10, 01/10/2002

Theres no mass destruction weapons in Iraq, said Vice-Premier of Iraq Abdel Tavvab Mulla Hueish during his meeting with the press in Minsk. According to the high official, any such US allegations are groundless. He underscore that Iraq doesnt feel like violating the UN sanctions at all. He added that the previous UN inspectors found no trace of the mass destruction weaponry at Iraqi military bases. And so, concludes the Iraqi official, the USA has no reasons for delivering a strike against his country. However, if they attack, we will fight them back, stated Abdel Hueish.

Andrei Sannikov: Energy cooperation of Belarus with Europe broken down due to repressions against opposition • 14:59, 25/09/2007
President of PACE: Dialog with Belarus is impossible without discharge of political prisoners • 12:32, 25/09/2007
Authorities responsible for arrests on European Marchs Eve • 17:56, 24/09/2007
Festival in Lutsk: Belarusians having right to freedom (Photo) • 11:48, 24/09/2007
Natallia Pyatkevichs reply to opposition? • 18:11, 21/09/2007
Aliaksandr Milinkevich invited European Leaders to the European March • 15:35, 21/09/2007
First steps must be taken by Belarusian authorities • 12:09, 21/09/2007
Official Minsk against Nuclear Weapons • 19:08, 20/09/2007
Georgia supporting Belarus in its battle with Russia • 13:58, 20/09/2007
Well-known public figures of Belarus insisting on dialogue • 19:15, 19/09/2007

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