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 NEWS OF THE DAY 
Statement on Belarus: Dismissal of Penalties on Belarus Helsinki Group Welcomed
15:47, 01/07/2004, As delivered by Ambassador Stephan M. Minikes to the Permanent Council


 POLITICS 

Belarusian Jews create an antifascist committee
17:07, 01/07/2004

Jewish organizations of Belarus organize an antifascist committee to fight against the threat of antisemite expansion, reported Belarusian Union of Jewish associations and societies vice-president Yakau Basin. The Jewish organizations of Belarus have been repeatedly complaining of the desecration acts against Jewish graves, unimpeded sale of judofobic literature. They are anxious about the closing of the only states university where Judaic was taught. Yakau Basin declared that the Belarusian Prosecutors Office and KGB do not take pains to fight against neofascist manifestations, skinheads whose activity in Belarus is absolutely open. Mr. Basin considers the state to be tolerant towards skinheads, or even to be their supporter. The history of the 20th century witnesses that a states tolerant attitude towards neonascist trends will eventually lead to inevitable consequences, destructive events in the society and, ultimately, to numerous human sacrifices, is said in the address to the Jewish organizations Union quoted by the Svaboda Radio.

President of Lebanon arrives in Minsk
17:06, 01/07/2004

President of Lebanon Emile Lahoud is to arrive in Minsk July, 7-8. During the meeting the heads of two states - Aliaxandar Lukashenka and President of Lebanon are expected to hold a thorough discussion regarding the whole specter of Belarus-Lebanon relations and the most vital questions of the international agenda.

Almost 90% of Grodna citizens do not support the third presidential term.
17:04, 01/07/2004

89,3% of Grodna citizens do not support the third presidential term of Aliaxandar Lukashenkas governing; the number of upholders amounts to 10,7%. These are the results of the alternative public interrogation organized by the United Civil Party (UCP) in the city of Grodna.

Detained "zubrs" released
16:33, 01/07/2004

Zubr activists Alyaksey Shidlouski, Lubou Kuchinskaya and Syargey Peypelovich who had been detained today for distributing information were released. Later Zubr activists Pavel Yuhnevich and Siarhey Barashkau were detained too. Policemen wrote protocol for violation article 172 part 3 of Administrative code (Violation of legislation about media.) Printed production was confiscated. After that they were released.

Belarus was put on par with Zimbabwe
16:00, 01/07/2004, By Olga Mazayeva, Russica-Izvestia Information Inc

International free press advocacy group Reporters without Borders has labeled the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko "enemy of the Internet." The organization`s report titled "Internet under surveillance - 2004", outlining the obstacles to the free flow of information online, says that in Belarus there exists state monopoly for the Internet and online censorship. The report puts Belarus on par with such violators of the freedom of press as Zimbabwe and China.

Detentions again
14:00, 01/07/2004

Three Zubr activists detained in Minsk.Zubr activists Lubou Kuchinskaya, Syarhey Peypalovich and Alyaksey Shidlousky detained for distribution of printed materials.

Nedela v Molodechno newspaper is barred
13:49, 01/07/2004

In the town of Molodechno, Minsk region, the next issue of the newspaper Nedela V Molodechno was not released for the reason of the prohibition to publish the edition. The printing-house refused to perform its services after a publication regarding an economical seminar for sole enterprisers and state businesses managers, visited by the Central Bank ex-chief Stanislau Bagdankevitch and the Strategy center head Leanid Zaika.

"Five Plus" supports the action of July, 21.
12:17, 01/07/2004

Republic group representatives took part in the next sitting of the Five Plus Peoples coalition. The participants of the meeting discussed the preparation process to the date of July, 21 the 10th anniversary of Lukashenkas governing. It was decided to unite mutual efforts. Earlier the Peoples coalition planned concentrating on the populations informing about the results of the Belarusian President 10-years governing, and Republic was to set about a large-scale action of July, 21 preparation. At present it is agreed to coordinate their mutual activity in two directions, as the UCP press-centre reports.

Yaugen Afnagel will be sued
12:15, 01/07/2004

A record regarding Yaugen Afnagel, a ZUBR activist, was made for the violation of the Administrative Code article #166 (Insubordination to the legitimate demand of a militia authority). It is reported that yesterday five unknown men with the district police officer Aliaxey Skuratovitch burst into the apartment of a ZUBR activist Yaugeni Afnagel. Two of them were wearing police uniform, three were dressed in a civil outfit. They captured Afnagel in the entrance of his house, violently took the keys from the flat and entered. The ZUBR activist was put in handcuffs.

Sentence to Aksana Novikava Comes into Force
12:11, 01/07/2004

According to RFE/RL, the sentence to Aksana Novikava has come into force, and the pregnant woman can be sent to an open jail.

 HIGHLIGHTS 
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
 NEWS OF THE DAY 
Lukashenka put off the semifinal match Euro-2004 broadcast
17:08, 01/07/2004


 ECONOMICS AND SOCIUM 

 HIGHLIGHTS 
Foodstuffs to be removed from markets, arent they • 18:28, 30/07/2007
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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