The Pervomaisky district court of Vitebsk finished trial proceedings over the underage initiators of the riot in the Vitebsk colony. Despite optimistic forecasts and heart-tearing testimonies of the underage convicts about the brutality of prison wards and administration, the final verdict, passed against seven rebels turned out too harsh. Contrary to all expectations the court took the side of the law-enforcement bodies, having recognized the seven defendants guilty of insubordination to the colony’s administration, as well as of seizing the state building and taking people hostage.
At the agricultural companies over the 9 months this year the controlling bodies revealed a 5mln rubles damage from thefts, embezzlements and loss of material values. 11 thousand officials were brought to accountability, while 97 specialists were dismissed from the occupied posts. 778 other persons faced lawsuits over the matter.
Belarusian delegation came to Iraq right at the moment when the American inspectors arrived in Kiev in order to check into the alleged shipment by Ukraine of the “Kolchuga” complexes to Iraq. As you know, last week the Ukrainian deputy Julia Timoshenko said that ahead of the US experts’ coming to Kiev, Belarus transported her own “Kolchugas” there. Official Minsk categorically refutes this information.
On Tuesday the former Speaker of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich received a response to his complaint over his ridiculously miserable pension from the Minsk city court. The court ruled that Shushkevich’s pension, equal to $1,57, fully corresponds to the Belarusian legislation. Once Mikhail Gorbachev used to be having almost the same pension - $4. However, Russians quickly changed it and now the former Soviet president gets around $580 or 40 minimal wages.