Editorial stuff of newspaper signed contract with Smolensk printing house. The stuff hopes to continue work on Tuesday. According to depute chief-editor Sviatlana Kalinkina “Narodnaya volya” will be issued 3 times per week including joint double issues. Editorial stuff willdi their best to provide readers with the same quantity of information as earlier.
Nominating of Aliaksandr milinkevich as a single candidate of democratic forces “is not a choice of opposition. This is an order of transoceanic forces.” In this way chairman of so-called “parliament” Uladzimir Kanapliou.
On October, 5 political council of UCP is going to assemble. There are several questions in the schedule but the main is outcomes of the Congress and participation of the party in realization of its decisions, informs press-service of UCP.
19 years old activist of civil initiative “For clean Barysau” Andrey Malasay was arrested for distributing program of Euronews. 330 leaflets were confiscated. Malasay was taken to police station. Policemen registered his fingerprints and filmed on video camera. Next day commission viewing his case said that he can be expelled from ecological lyceum where he studies, informs “Viasna”.
Libel action on 14 500 000 rubles (about USD 7000) was brought against “Pressball” newspaper. Chief book keeper of State college of Olympic reserve Sviatlana Romanovich charged newspaper of committing her moral harm. Though her surname was not even written in the article written by well-known biathlete Sviatlana Paramygina.
Vice-speaker of European Parliament Yanush Anyshkevich commented nomination of the single candidate: “I think that it was very and very important first of all for those who wishes good to Belarusian democracy. We would like to have a single candidate for the dialogue. Earlier we had many. Now we have a chance that situation is going to change. I can see the chance because this candidate must be supported till the victory. As I wrote in the appeal to the Congress they should concentrate around the nominated candidates to avoid possible personal disappointment among those who was not elected. To through glove to Lukashenka. I hope happily.”
Opposition parties in Belarus have agreed on a single candidate to run against long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election set for next summer. Hundreds of delegates met on Sunday and pledged to work together to end the dictatorial rule of Mr. Lukashenko.
According to Siarzhuk Salash of the civil initiative "For Clean Barysau!", on 25 September during the distribution of the times of the Belarusian programs on Euronews, a 19 year old activist of the civil initiative "For Clean Barysau!" was detained. Andrei Malasai, a student of the Barysau professional ecological lyceum. 330 fly sheets were taken away from the boy. A.Malasai was brought to the Main Department of Internal Affairs where they interrogated him and took his fingerprints. The boy was videoed. On the following day the case of A.Malasai was considered by the administration of the educational establishment. During the consideration it was made clear to the boy that he might be expelled from the lyceum.
The leader of the Hrodna businessmen Valiery Lievanieuski who is now serving a sentence in Ivatsevichy Prison asks the administration to open a chamber for believers of various denominations. Uladzimir Levanieuski, the prisoner`s son, told Radio Liberty about this initiative of his father.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused western countries of unleashing "a veritable information war" against the republic. "We live in a situation when an information war has been unleashed against Belarus and we have to protect the people from this war," Lukashenko said at a meeting of the Security Council on Friday.
The West is waging a propaganda war on Belarus in a bid to engineer a regime change, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council, local media reported. He lashed out at the opposition for advocating the imposition of economic sanctions on Belarus and criticized Poland and the Baltic states for hosting NATO radio-electronic installations.
Moscow considers a resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Belarus on September 28 as not corresponding to the aim of strengthening democracy, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin told journalists.
The fragmented political opposition in Belarus chose a former U.S.-educated physicist Sunday to challenge President Alexander Lukashenko, dubbed "Europe‘s last dictator," in next year‘s presidential election. "We believe that Belarus will be next after Georgia and Ukraine," Alexander Milinkevich told The Associated Press.
The Belarusian language grade where Ianka went was dissolved before the last academic year started. It only had two students. According to the Zhodzina officials, keeping a grade for two students is expensive for the town budget. Ianka`s parents refused to have the son transferred to a Russian language school.
The shortcomings of the open correctional facilities that have been publicized by the Belarusian human rights activists and oppositionists for years now have finally been revealed by the Republican Procurator`s Office, reported Radio Liberty.
According to Sergei Rudnev, Ministry of Communications Informatization Department leading expert, the year of 2004 showed a record 50% increase of the number of Internet users in Belarus (2 461 093 users by the end of 2004, compared to 1 627 048 in 2003). The average annual increase of the number of users is some 30%.