OMON officer sues popular Belarusian media outlet for ‘discrediting’
OMON riot policeman Andrey Bekish has gone to court, accusing the independent Belarusian portal Nasha Niva of spreading false information, discrediting his honour and tarnishing professional reputation.
First day of nationwide strike in Belarus
Since People’s Ultimatum expired at 23.59 on October 25, opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on Belarusians to join a nationwide strike. The main demands are Lukashenka’s resignation and the release of political prisoners.
Another Belaruskali miner chains himself in protest
On Thursday morning, Alyaksandr Kurban, a shotfirer and worker at mining department #4, chained himself to a metal structure at a depth of 440 metres.
Political prisoner Maksim Znak facing health issues over hunger strike
On Thursday, defence lawyer Dzmitry Layeuski managed to meet with his client Maksim Znak, a member of the board of the opposition Coordination Council and lawyer at presidential hopeful Viktar Babaryka’s campaign office, who was arrested on September, 9.
This is Just the Beginning
Election day, queue in front of the election commission. Pavel Zhuk records the queue and says that he is seeing something like this for the first time. The observer tells how the elections are conducted. Evening. Events in front of the stella. People, water cannons, stun grenades.
Catholics in Belarus praying for peace (photos)
In Minsk, a procession of believers walked around the Red Church which has recently become a symbol of the persecution of Roman Catholics byAlyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime.
Thursday: 36 persons get jail terms, fines for taking part in peaceful protests
On September 10, Belarusian courts drew penalties upon 36 people for their participating in ‘unauthorised mass events’ that took place from August 27 to September 9, human rights centre Viasna reports. Over the past few weeks, the protesters’ cases have been heard every day.
Journos covering protests to be tried as ‘participants’. They spend night in police station
Six Belarusian media workers detained during Tuesday’s protests in Minsk were left overnight in Kastrychnitski district police department.
More than thousand attend pre-election pickets of Lukashenka’s rivals (photos)
On June 7, as was the case a week and two weeks ago, the initiative groups of potential presidential candidates were collecting signatures for their nomination. Pre-election pickets took place in about 30 Belarusian cities and towns.