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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


Valery Levonevsky Sentenced to 15 Days of Arrest
16:02, 02/04/2003


"Parliament" Takes Saddams Side
15:59, 02/04/2003

The house of representatives passed during its April 2 plenary meeting a statement on US war against Iraq. The deputies express deep alarm over the combat actions. Military activities against the sovereign Iraq were unleashed without the UN Security Councils consent and therefore must be regarded as an act of aggression, reads the statement. The MPs note that Iraq posed no danger to the alliances member-states, while the USA initiated this war to hold sway over rich oil resources and establish their hegemony in the world.

Belarusian Politicians Warn Europe
13:22, 02/04/2003

Statement by the Charter97 coordinators Andrei Sannikov, Ludmila Gryaznova and Dmitry Bondarenko was circulated today at PACE session in Strasbourg. Recently the Belarusian politicians were set free from jail where they spent 15 days for organizing the Peoples March. In their address to the European parliamentarians, they claim that endowing Belarusian parliament with the special guests status will bring about escalation of the regimes repressions. Following you may read the full text of their statement.

Street Named After Karpenko
12:32, 02/04/2003

Ahead of the forth year since the demise of Gennady Karpenko (April 6) the United Civil Party addressed the city authorities with a proposal to rename one of the Minsk streets after Gennady Karpenko. Such an offer is contained in a letter, forwarded by the UCP chair Anatoly Lebedko to the chairman of the Minsk city hall Mikhail Pavlov.

Valery Levonevsky to Stand Trial Later in the Day
11:23, 02/04/2003

Trial over the chairman of the Striking committee of entrepreneurs Valery Levonevsky will be held today at 12 oclock. Chairman of the Striking committee of Belarusian entrepreneurs Valery Levonevsky was arrested yesterday morning for his part in the Peoples March For Better Life! on March 12.

Belarus As Europes Sole Saddams Supporter
11:21, 02/04/2003

Among CIS member-states one can find those that are openly supportive of the anti-Iraqi coalition and those, which do that in secret. There are also those, which are cautiously calling into question the military campaign and those, which wholeheartedly curse the warmongers. But theres only one country the Republic of Belarus whose leader demonstratively upholds Saddam Hussein, wrote the journalist of the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Markus Vener.

Belarus Remains Worst Country for Journalists
11:17, 02/04/2003

International Committee for the protection of journalists rights (CPJ) published in New-York its annual report on the crackdown on the freedom of speech worldwide. The text of report reads that in the year 2002 there significantly rose the number of detained journalists, as well as their killings. In all of the former Soviet Unions territory the worst situation is observed in Belarus and Turkmenistan. In May last year CPJ blacklisted Belarus among top ten violators of the freedom of speech in the globe.

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
Entrepreneurs Set to Strike
11:20, 02/04/2003, Elena Denisenko, `Vecherny Minsk`, photo by IREX/Promedia


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Students to be taught to love their home country • 16:14, 25/07/2007
Basowiszcza-2007 • 14:00, 19/07/2007
Radioactive brick detained on the border • 17:37, 18/07/2007
Poland to join Schengen zone on January 1, 2008 • 16:59, 11/07/2007
Goods confiscated from entrepreneurs • 12:34, 04/07/2007
Sanitary authorities in Minsk suggest removing retail kiosks • 16:31, 19/06/2007
British embassy announces a change in visa application process • 15:38, 19/06/2007
Kidnapped Belarusian woman freed in Nigeria • 13:40, 17/05/2007
Belarusian entry makes Eurovision final • 15:29, 11/05/2007

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