News on 12.05.2011
19:36, — Politics
The European Parliament calls on the EU to impose new sanctions against the Belarusian authorities and urge Minsk to stop criminal prosecution of the country’s presidential candidates.
17:29, — Politics
Andrzej Poczobut has begun to read materials of the criminal case against him.
17:02, — Politics
The court of Maskouski district of Minsk has sentenced 6 participants of the peaceful rally against rigged results of the presidential election to long terms of imprisonment.
15:55, ANDREW E. KRAMER, The New York Times — Economics
An economic crisis in Belarus deepened Wednesday when its currency plunged in value after the Central Bank lifted restrictions on the exchange rate.
15:02, — Politics
Alexander Lukashenko said that the currency issue would be resolved within a maximum of two months.
13:08, — Politics
The dictator can ban going abroad for about 200 oppositionists, and evict ambassadors of the European Union in case economic sanctions would be imposed by the EU.
13:00, — Politics
On May 10 a political prisoner Zmitser Bandarenka was transferred from the KGB jail into the prison in Valadarski Street.
12:36, — Politics
“They are not judges, but officials. They must convict people. This is their task,” Stanislau Shushkeivch comments on trials over participants of post-election protests on the Square.
11:27, — crime
The investigation in the case over Minsk metro bombing does not have data proving that political or other forces stand behind the perpetrators.
9:38, — Politics
Viktar Sirenka, a former chief of the hospital of emergency medical service, who has been banned from entering the EU and US after the events on December 19, has been appointed to a new post.
9:28, — Politics
“European Belarus” activists Viktar Kalesnik, Yauhen Parchynski and Illya Bahdanau met near a newspaper kiosk in Mavapolatsk in Maladzyozhnaya Street and were detained.
8:58, — Nuclear power plant in Belarus
The reason for that is a complicated financial and economic situation in the country.
8:53, The Wall Street Journal — Politics
Cash-strapped Belarus may receive only $1 billion in aid this year to help shore up its dwindling foreign reserves, a top Russian official said Wednesday.
2:37, — Politics
On May 14 in Düsseldorf, Belarusian activists will tell guests of the Eurovision Song Contest about the situation in Belarus.