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Lukashenka: I Dont Want Our Children to Die From Extremists Bullets
15:36, 01/09/2004


Detentions On Day Of Knowledge
19:16, 01/09/2004

The celebration of the Day of Knowledge by students of Yakub Kolas Belarusian Lyceum ended in arrests. About 150 people gathered today at 4 p.m. in the October Square in Minsk, to celebrate the Day of Knowledge and express protest to the closure of the Belarusian Lyceum. Not only students of the lyceum and its teachers, but also activists of other organizations and common people came to the square.

Application For Trade Union Protest
16:14, 01/09/2004

The Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BCDT) has lodged an application to the Minsk city executive committee for organizing a picket on September 29 in the October Square of Minsk. The protest is organized to express protest to the actions of the authorities, which systematically violate rights of trade unions, the organizers inform.

Lukashenka Congratulates Gaddafi
15:58, 01/09/2004

Belarus hopes for lasting and mutually beneficial character of political and economical partnership with Libya. It was said in the congratulations by A. Lukashenka sent to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the national holiday, the Revolution Day.

Analysis: Washington Spots Belarus`s Infobank As `Primary Money-Laundering Concern`
14:34, 01/09/2004, By Jan Maksymiuk,

The U.S. Treasury Department said in a press release on 24 August that two private banks, Infobank of Belarus and First Merchant Bank of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, have been involved in money laundering. According to the U.S. administration, Infobank laundered funds from fraudulent transactions involving Iraq. "Infobank laundered funds for the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein that were derived from schemes to circumvent the United Nations Oil-for-Food (UN OFF) program, including illegal surcharges and inflated contracts," the press release reads. "Proceeds from the illegal surcharges and inflated contracts either were returned to the Iraqi government -- in violation of UN OFF program conditions -- or were used to purchase weapons or finance military training through Infobank and its subsidiary."

Activist in Gomel region fined $265 for acting on behalf of Five Plus
11:56, 01/09/2004

A judge of the Zhlobin District Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of 30 times the Base Rate ($265) on Vladimir Katsora, deputy chairman of the Gomel regional branch of the United Civic Party (UCP), for acting on behalf of an unregistered organization.

We Want to Study In Belarusian!
11:26, 01/09/2004

Today a large action in support of the Belarusian language in the spheres of education We want to study in Belarusian! Its main organizers were the most active youth groups and organizations Youth of the Lyceum, Belarusian Students Society, and youth initiative VOKA. Members of the Young Front, Zubr and different other youth initiatives are to join the protest. Similar performances are to take place in some other towns, capitals of regions. The rally is to take place at 4 p.m. in the October Square in Minsk.

Insult Of President In Phrase Lukashenka Must Resign?
11:25, 01/09/2004, Radio Svaboda

In Hrodna in the court of the Lenin district continues consideration of the criminal case against heads of the strike committee Valery Levaneuski and Aliaksandar Vasilyeu. They are charged with public defamation of president Lukashenka, and Mr. Vasilyeu also with organization of unsanctioned meeting. The witnesses were interrogated in the court. The question was if there was presidents defamation in the poem in the 1st May leaflet, if there were really disorders in the streets after the meeting on May 1?

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
Lukashenka: Collective Farmers Defeated Olympians
12:03, 01/09/2004


100m champion in hospital
12:02, 01/09/2004, Reuters

OLYMPIC 100m champion Yuliya Nesterenko has been taken to hospital after suffering stomach problems and stress, an official said today. "She felt unwell yesterday. She was taken to hospital," Anatoly Novitsky, head of the sports in the local administration in her home town of Brest in western Belarus, told Reuters. "The diagnosis is not clear. There are some problems with the stomach. I think nerves, change of climate and food and stress may have caused it."

Alfa in Hunt for Belarus GSM License
11:59, 01/09/2004, Reuters

Six foreign companies have expressed an interest in taking part in a tender for a third cellular phone service license in Belarus, Telecommunications Minister Vladimir Goncharenko said Tuesday. Belarus launched an open tender June 30 to increase competition in the country`s cellular market.

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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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