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Politics and News from Belarus - Charter'97


26 Young Activists On Hunger Strike In Belarus
18:37, 01/06/2006, photo by


Belarus in talks over Russian gas
18:42, 01/06/2006, BBC News, UK

Senior officials from Belarus are due to arrive in Moscow on Thursday for talks about setting 2007 gas prices. The meeting comes as Russia is looking to increase prices to many former parts of the Soviet Union after years of selling gas at discounted levels.

Mikalay Autukhovich Fainted Because of Hunger
17:38, 01/06/2006

Today in Hrodna in the court of Kastrychnitski district a trial over entrepreneur Mikalay Autukhovich continues. He is on hunger strike since April 13. As it turned out, after the last court session last Tuesday he fell unconscious. He was placed to the prison medical unit and a dropper made to him, the Radio Svaboda informs.

"Women Club" for wives and mothers of the repressed re-opened
16:00, 01/06/2006

According to Radio Svaboda, the club who had been once initiated by the chairman of the Consulting and Observing group of the OSCE in Belarus a German politician Hans-George Vik. The wives and mothers had then an opportunity to gather in the OSCE building in Belarus. They discussed the situation and worked out the strategy of cooperative actions. The number of participants of today`s club is much bigger.

Artur Finkevich and Pavel Drazdou Taken From Detention Center in Police Cars
15:56, 01/06/2006

Young activists Artur Finkevich and Pavel Drazdou were brought out of the special detention center in Akrestsin Street in police cars. It was done in order not to allow relatives and friends of Finkevich and Drazdou to meet the political prisoners in front of the prison.

Brest Activists Officially Warned
15:34, 01/06/2006

Participants of the rally of solidarity with the Young Front members Yury Bakura, YUry Klimenka and Natallya Kastsiukovich have been issued an official warning by the district court of Leninski district of Hrodna. As the Charter97 press center was infomed by one of the activists detained today, Natallya Kharitaniuk, the young activists were charged with violation Article 167 of the Administrative Code, violation of the rules of religious meetings.

After Release Zmitser Dashkevich Went On Hunger Strike
15:00, 01/06/2006

Today at 1 p.m. the leader of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich was released from the special detention center of Minsk city executive committee. Right after the release Zmitser Dashkevich told to the Charter97 press center that he is going to join the hunger strike of protest against criminal prosecution of the Young Front activists, which is held in several Belarusian towns now.

Mikita Sasim Can Be Released On Solidarity Day
13:00, 01/06/2006

A young leader Mikita Sasim can be released on June 16, on the Day of Belarusian Solidarity. As the Charter97 press center was informed, the political prisoner wrote about this to his mother in a letter. On May 12 the young leader Mikita Sasim was sentenced to three months of imprisonment for draft evasion. The human rights organization Amnesty International has recognized Mikita Sasim a prisoner of conscience.

Who Looted In October Square?
12:51, 01/06/2006

A young activist Krystsina Shatsikava has lodged a complaint and submitted it to the head of Internal Affairs Department of Minsk executive committee with a demand to return her personal belongings, which disappeared after the dispersal of the tent camp in October Square on March 24 and arrest of its participants. As we have informed, hundreds of other defenders of the tent camp faced the same situation: after arrests and dismantling of tents their things disappeared as well.

Workers Compelled to Subscribe For Newspapers
11:25, 01/06/2006

In Svetlahorsk all workers of the production association Khimvalakno are compelled to subscribe for the newspaper of the Belarusian youth public association of lifeguards-firemen. The newspaper Young lifeguard is published in Minsk.

Participants of Action of Solidarity with Young Front Arrested In Brest
10:54, 01/06/2006

Participants of the Silent Watch, a rally of solidarity with political prisoners and the Young Front activists persecuted by the regime, have been arrested in Brest. Its participants stayed in Lenin Square in the center of the city, near the Zero Kilometre monument. Sitting on the ground, they were silently reading the Bible. After a certain period of time the participants of the protest were changing every hour. They have spent the whole night in the square. At 8 a.m. they were arrested by policemen. As participants of the protest told to the Charter97 press center, reports have been drawn against Andrei Sharenda, Yury Bakur, Yury Klimenka, Natallya Kastsiukovich and Natallya Kharitaniuk for holding an unsanctioned religious event. They are to be taken to the court soon.

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
Belarusians Dashed to Buy Up Dollars
15:29, 01/06/2006


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Belarusian entry makes Eurovision final • 15:29, 11/05/2007

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