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Cases of Ukrainians Detained in Minsk to be Revised Tomorrow
18:19, 02/05/2005, photo by


Ukrainians In Belarus Continue Hunger-strike
18:05, 02/05/2005

Citizens of Ukraine, detained in Minsk, continue their hunger-strike. The trial started to revise their case on Monday, May 2.

Activist Detained on April 26 Hospitalized
15:56, 02/05/2005

Syarzhuk Lisichonak, an activist of the Young Front, was transferred from the special detention center in the Akrestsyn Street to the infectious diseases hospital, the Charter97 press center was informed by the human rights center Viasna.

Tatiana Leonovich-Klimova: Lukashenka Revenges For His Fear
15:19, 02/05/2005

I am sure that now Lukashenka is simply taking revenge for the fear he had during the protest on March 25, told Tatiana Leonovich-Klimova, the wife of Andrei Klimov, former MP of the Supreme Soviet of the 13th convocation, commenting to the Charter97 press center the official accusation of Andrei Klimov, who is charged with violation of the Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organizing group actions violating public order, or active participation in them) for organizing an opposition protest rally on March 25 in Minsk.

United Civic Party devising election platform for 2006 presidential vote
14:33, 02/05/2005

The United Civic Party (UCP) has gotten down to developing a program that could be used by a single opposition candidate as an election platform in next years presidential campaign.

Official Accusation Made For Andrei Klimov
13:32, 02/05/2005

Accusation was made for the MP of the Supreme Soviet of the 13th convocation, Andre Klimov, on charges relating violation of the article 342 of the Criminal Code (organizing group actions violating public order, or active participation in them) for organizing a protest action of opposition on March 25 in Minsk. The term of detention for Andrei Klimov has been extended until June 22, told Andrei Klimovs assistant Timofey Dranchuk.

Human Rights Activists Visited Yuri Zakharankas Mother
13:06, 02/05/2005

On May 1 members of the human rights organizations visited Yuri Zakharankas mother, Ulyana Zakharanka, who lives in the town of Vasilevichy, Homel region, to congratulate her on the coming Victory day. Volha Zavadskaya, mother of the disappeared ORT cameraman Dzmitry Zavadsky, and Zinaida Hanchar, wife of the disappeared politician Viktar Hanchar, has also visited Mrs. Zakharanka.

Action of Solidarity With Political Prisoners
12:03, 02/05/2005

In the evening on April 30 members of Belarusian youth oppositional organizations together with representatives of youth organizations from Russia and Ukraine held a protest in front of the special detention center in Akrestsyn street.

Belarus does not release jailed Ukrainians because of special attitude toward their country, Ukrainian foreign minister says
11:53, 02/05/2005

Ukraines foreign minister said that the Belarusian authorities have not bowed to public calls for the release of five Ukrainians jailed over a Chernobyl anniversary demonstration because of their special attitude toward Ukraine.

Minsk City Court to reconsider cases of five jailed Ukrainian demonstrators on May 2
11:52, 02/05/2005

The Minsk City Court is to hold a hearing on May 2 to consider complaints by Ukrainian citizens about their jail sentences. Five young Ukrainian men were arrested in Minsk on April 26 during the Belarusian police`s crackdown on an attempt by a few hundred anti-Lukashenko protesters to stage a march to mark the 19th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.

Anatoly Lebedko may meet with President Bush in Tbilisi
11:52, 02/05/2005

Anatoly Lebedko, leader of Belarus` United Civic Party (UCP), will meet with George Bush during the US president`s visit to Tbilisi on May 10, news agencies reported on Friday night with reference of Georgia`s Rustavi 2 television channel.

International committee in Lithuanias Seimas approves idea of setting up radio station for Belarus
11:50, 02/05/2005

The Committee on Foreign Affairs in Lithuanias Seimas has approved the idea of launching a radio station in Lithuania that would broadcast to Belarus and requested appropriate European Union agencies for funding, journalist Nikolai Markevich, one of the pushers of the idea, told BelaPAN.

Belarusian legislators suggest taking measures against Moskovsky Komsomolets
11:48, 02/05/2005

The National Assembly of Belarus decided to request Prosecutor General Pyotr Miklashevsky to consider the possibility of bringing Russia`s daily Moskovsky Komsomolets to account for its coverage of the Belarusian police`s crackdown on an unauthorized Chernobyl demonstration in Minsk, in which 14 visiting Russian youths were arrested.

Ukrainians Detained In Minsk Remain Under Arrest
11:44, 02/05/2005, photo by

Five Ukrainian citizens arrested for participation in the unsanctioned meeting on Saturday, April 30, remain in prison in Minsk, the press service of the Ukrainian FM informed the proUA. Today the consul and ambassador of Ukraine in Minsk are planning to hold another meeting with the detained citizens of Ukraine. Foreign Ministry of Ukraine and Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus continue to with the aim to exert efforts for release of the Ukrainian citizens and their return home, the report of the Foreign Ministry states.

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
Armenia PM to arrive in Belarus
11:49, 02/05/2005


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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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