The US Congress will "in any case" support the Belarus Democracy Act [introduced by the US government`s Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe], the leaders of the Five-Plus Popular Coalition [Belarusian opposition election alliance including the United Civic Party, the BPF-Revival Party, the Belarusian Labour Party, the Party of Communists of Belarus and the Belarusian Social Democratic Hramada] believe. They said this at a meeting with journalists in Minsk on 16 February, speaking about the results of their working visit to Washington.
On February 13 correspondent of the “Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta” in Homiel region Iryna Makavetskaya was summoned to the regional prosecutor’s office. The head of the department of general supervision over lawful service of legal Alyaksandr Eliseew read a text of official warning issued by prosecutor general of the region Aleh Palavinka.
Belarusian KGB evades the answer on the statement about institution of prosecution against V. Sheiman, Y. Sivakow, D. Pawlichenka, U. Navumaw, N. Vasilchenka, who are suspected in perpetration of grave crimes.
MINSK, Belarus (AP)--Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday ordered the Justice Ministry to strengthen control over political parties, community organizations and unions, a move that may further stifle dissent in this ex-Soviet republic.
Tomorrow in the city court of Minsk the sentence in the suit of ‘Alliance Media limited’ against the democratic newspaper “Narodnaya Volya” is to be pronounced. It was said by the judge Valentsina Zenkevich on the results of the sitting of the court that took place on February 16. The reason for the suit of the ‘Alliance Media limited’ (a founder of the weekly “Obozrevatel”) against the newspaper was the article published by the “Narodnaya Volya” on September 3, 2003 “Syarhey Atroschankaw’s “Obozrevatel” Treats Leanid Levin Like a Gangster”.
If one will attempt to prove the saying "Politics is a continuation of economics and economics is the basis of politics", then current relations between Russian and Ukraine can serve as the best proof of such expression.