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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


Alyaksandr Milinkevich: “Tomorrow We Meet At Freedom Square”
15:17, 01/03/2006

The meeting of voters with the single democratic candidate to presidency in Belarus, Alyaksandr Milinkevich, is to take place tomorrow, on March 2, at 6 p.m. on Svaboda Square (Freedom Square) in Minsk. The single democratic candidate Alyaksandr Milinkevich and the head of his electoral headquarters Syarhei Kalyakin have told about that at a press conference today. “Tomorrow we meet with our voters on Svaboda Square in Minsk. The legislation of the Republic of Belarus, allows candidates for presidency to meet with voters in any public places. And we shall use that right. We have not to ask permission from the authorities, we can inform them about the place of the meeting, and they are to guarantee public order there. Tomorrow is the decisive day of our attitude towards the events in the country,” Alyaksandr Milinkevich said.


Alyaksandr Milinkevich At “Rock-Coronation” (Photo)
19:09, 01/03/2006

Presidential candidate of democratic forces of Belarus Alyaksandr Milinkevich attended an awards-giving ceremony “Rock-Coronation”. Well-known musicians Pete Paulau and Alyaksandr Kulinkovich greeted him. He presented flowers to “Rock-crowns’” winners Lyavon Volski and Rusya (vocalist of Indiga group).

Kazulin to Go to “All-Belarusian Assembly”
18:30, 01/03/2006

Candidate for presidency in Belarus Alyaksandr Kazulin is going to take part in the so-called “All-Belarusian Assembly”, which is to be held on March 2 in Minsk. In the morning Kazulin is going t register as a candidate of the assembly. Registration of Minsk candidates is to start at 8.30 a.m. in the Palace of Railway Workers. After that participants of the assembly are to go to the Palace of Republic, where Lukashenka is to arrive as a delegate of Shklou district.

Hrodna Region Dwellers Defend Milinkevich’s Team Members
18:08, 01/03/2006

In Hrodna region agitation campaign for democratic candidate for presidency, Alyaksandr Milinkevich, is sweep spread in Hrodna, Vaukavysk, Smarhon, Ashmyany, Astravets, Navahradak, Svislach, Karelichy, Dzyatlava, Lida, Slonim, other cities and towns. The Charter’97 press center was told about that by the head of Hrodna campaign headquarters leader, Anatol Khatsko. Policemen are trying to hinder campaign pickets, however, local dwellers started to defend activists of the single candidate’s team.

American diplomat to make representation on election in Belarus
17:30, 01/03/2006

Ambassador Daniel Fried, United States assistant secretary of state, intends to make a representation concerning elections in Belarus at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on March 9.

US Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on situation in Belarus ahead of presidential election
17:29, 01/03/2006

The US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, will hold a hearing on the situation in Belarus ahead of the presidential election coming later this month.

Voitovich urges election authorities to remove Lukashenko from race
17:29, 01/03/2006

Aleksandr Voitovich, an ex-chairman of the Council of the Republic (upper parliamentary house) who withdrew from the country`s presidential race in January, has appealed to the central election commission to annul the registration of incumbent leader Aleksandr Lukashenko as a presidential candidate because of numerous violations of the constitution and the Electoral Code.

Polish President: We Support Milinkevich
17:13, 01/03/2006

“We support Lukashenka’s contender at the presidential elections,” told Polish President Lech Kaczynski in an interview to Radio Polonia, speaking about Alyaksandr Milinkevich. As the Radio Svaboda informs, Lech Kaczynski is on an official visit to Ukraine.

Kazulin Goes to Prosecutor General of Belarus
16:33, 01/03/2006

Presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin met with Prosecutor General of Belarus Pyotr Miklashevich. Kazulin passed him a number of complaints. Among them there was a petition concerning an incident by the National Press center, when unknown persons prevented Kazulin and his agents to hold a news conference, used force and special means, the Radio Svaboda informs.

Bush Meets with Belarusian Widows
16:29, 01/03/2006, By Scott Stearns, «Voice of America»

The Bush administration says Belarus is harassing political opponents ahead of next months` presidential elections. President Bush met Monday with two Belarusian women, whose husbands - one a pro-democracy businessman and the other an independent journalist - disappeared in Belarus.

Òop election official frets about election platform publication in non-state paper
15:10, 01/03/2006

Belarus` top election official said that the recent publication of an opposition presidential candidate`s platform in a non-state newspaper was a violation of the Electoral Code. "Electoral legislation makes no provision for the publication of election platforms in the non-state media. Moreover, we regard such publications as financial assistance to candidates," Lidiya Yermoshina, chairwoman of the central election commission, said in an interview printed in the March 1 issue of the newspaper Zvyazda. The Electoral Code bars candidates from using funds other than that provided by the government for their campaigns.

Milinkevich`s camp activist in eastern Belarus released without charges after brief detention
15:09, 01/03/2006

A member of Aleksandr Milinkevich`s campaign team who was arrested at his home in a village in the Mogilyov region on Tuesday morning was released without charges later on the same day.

Education Minister Radkov calls on students to vote for Lukashenko
15:08, 01/03/2006

Belarusian Education Minister Aleksandr Radkov called on the country`s students not to let themselves be deceived and urged them to vote for the incumbent president in the forthcoming election while speaking to a selected student audience at Belarusian National Technical University on February 28.

“Pora” picketed Belarusian Embassy in Kiev
12:08, 01/03/2006

February 28, activists of the youth wing of the Ukrainian civil party “Pora” held a piquet by the Belarusian Embassy in Kiev. According to the “Pora” press-service, more than 30 people came to the Embassy carrying “yellow flags of the party and historical white-red-white flags of Belarus”, “protesting against the methods that the official power of Belarus uses to fight its competitors before the Presidential election”.

Yury Zhygamont’s program shut down
12:01, 01/03/2006

Last Sunday custom viewers of “Traveling of Amateur” did not manage to see the program on the BT channel. A sambo tournament for prizes of Aliaxandar Lukashenka was broadcast instead of the program.

Condoleezza Rice: “There’ll be a day when Belarusian People Would Get Freedom”
11:35, 01/03/2006

Today leaders of the civil initiative “We Remember”, members of the Council of civil initiatives “Free Belarus” Iryna Krasouskaya and Svyatlana Zavadskaya have met with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed her solidarity with the wives of abducted opponents of Lukashenka regime, and told that the USA would never close the eyes to politically motivated abductions in Belarus.

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
Ales Pashkevich: Bureaucrats Afraid of Bykau Books
12:53, 01/03/2006


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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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