According to the agreement on coordination of actions at the parliamentary elections, reached during the talks in Vilnius and confirmed in Minsk in February- March OF this year, on April 5, at 5 p.m. in the office of the Young Front a new meeting of the leaders of the democratic forces: the People’s Coalition Five Plus, the European coalition “Free Belarus”, “Respublika” group and “Young Belarus” – was to take place. It was planned to discuss the concept of joint work related to nomination of common opposition candidates to election commissions, to observation and prevention of forgery. Besides, the proposals of the European coalition about uniting of democratic forces in one coalition under one brand were to be discussed.
The Administration of Justice of Vitsebsk oblast executive committee has issued a written warning to the youth public association Veras. This decision was reached on the results of an inspection in the organization that lasted for more than three months. The main claims of the officials are the following: “Veras” had no right to organize a round table for discussing a problem of international relations in the region, and cannot carry out volunteer activities.
The Belarus government is not doing enough to counter anti-Jewish sentiments and activities in this former Soviet republic and should be punished with international sanctions, a representative from an anti-Semitism watchdog said Monday. "The Jewish population is not safe," said Leonid Stonov, director of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews` bureau for human rights.