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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


OSCE Secretary General to Pay Visit to Minsk on Nov.3
14:57, 01/11/2002


Ancestors’ Remembrance Day Tomorrow
16:34, 01/11/2002

Minsk city hall allowed to commemorate in the capital the Ancestors’ Remembrance Day, which is annually marked in the country on November 2. BPF Christian Conservative Party received a permit to hold a rally on November 2 from the Tolbukhina boulevard (“Park Cheluskintsev” metro) along the Skarina prospect to the “Vestok” tube station and further to the “Kuropaty” memorial site. The final meeting will take place there. The concomitant request had been submitted to the Minsk regional committee. BPF “Adradjenne” members also petitioned local authorities to hold their action on the same day.

Tatiana Tkachuk: If They Wanted to Blow Us They Would Do It
16:32, 01/11/2002, Oleg Gruzdilovich, Radio “Svaboda”

Fear lives in every person, even in those, who decided to commit suicide, taking with them as many souls as possible. This thought has sounded many times during my conversation with Tatiana Tkachuk, midwife of the Minsk regional maternity home, who was taken hostage in Moscow. Tatiana confessed that every time when they heard gunshots they were panicking from fear, the power of which was incomparable. Then it somehow faded away with the thoughts about relatives and children. Living for three days in the atmosphere of constant fear was a terrible nightmare.

38% Minskers Say Local Vote Will Be Rigged
16:31, 01/11/2002

Over a third of respondents – 38% - from Minsk city believe that the outcomes of the forthcoming local elections in spring 2003 will be forfeited. 14% are fully convinced of that, while 24% say that “they are likely to be fabricated”. These data were received by the BelaPAN’s “Zerkalo” service.

Procuracy Doesn’t Hold Shydlovsky for Amoral Person
12:54, 01/11/2002, ZUBR

Soviet district procuracy of Minsk passed an appeal against the court’s decision on the lawsuit, filed by the ZUBR activist against the newspaper “Sovietskaya Belorussiya” and personally its editor-in-chief Pavel Yakubovich.

Regime Readying to Sell Arms to As Many Buyers As Possible
11:42, 01/11/2002

“We consider it necessary to sell, if there’s a chance, our military machinery and ammunition to the greatest possible number of consumers,” – said at the October 31 briefing the head of the department for international security of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Alexander Baichorov. “That’s a normal international business practice,” – said he.

New Independent Edition Appears in Belarus
11:40, 01/11/2002

Yesterday there saw light the first issue of the new non-state periodical “Mestnoe vremya” (Local Time). According to the editor-in-chief Anatoly Gulayev, the newspaper will be different from other editions, which fill the Belarusian newspaper market. In an interview to the Radio Ratsya Anatoly Gulayev spoke about the goals and perspectives of the new periodical:

Slepyanka Residents Moved Out of Homes Against Will
11:38, 01/11/2002, Valery Schukin, “Narodnaya Volya”

Phone calls and women’s tears are an ordinary phenomenon for the “Narodnaya Volya”. Last Monday the call for help came from the Slepyanka residential district (4th Slepyansky street). The callers were the tenants of small houses, which are being brought down upon the state’s order, so that they could build another Belarusian “miracle” in their place.

Procuracy Institutes Lawsuit Against “Vastan” Director
11:37, 01/11/2002

Frunzensky district department of KGB financial investigation for Minsk region and Minsk city initiated legal action against the director of “Vastan”. The case files read that the head of the company in 2000 submitted to “TehnoBank” phony documentation in order to obtain loan. The earmarked credit, worth $299thsd, is yet to be returned in full volume. Under art.237 of the Penal code the man may well face up to five years of jail.

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 March’s Eve • 17:56, 24/09/2007
Festival in Lutsk: Belarusians having right to freedom (Photo) • 11:48, 24/09/2007
Natallia Pyatkevich‘s 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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