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International League for Human Rights - Belarus Update
Belarus-Russia friendship cannot be destroyed - Lukashenko
Vol. 10, No. 19
May 4 – May 11, 2006
Edited by Maria Kabalina
International League for Human Rights
EU to freeze Belarus president’s assets
Russia has always been more than just a good ally for Belarus, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday, calling Russia a reliable fraternal state.
17:01, 15/05/2006, By Fidelius Schmid and Daniel Dombey, Financial Times
REVIEW-CHRONICLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN BELARUS. APRIL 2006
The European Union is set to freeze the assets of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, and more than 30 senior officials in a response to Belarus’s flawed presidential elections in March and the subsequent jailing of Alexander Milinkevich, the main opposition candidate.
16:25, 15/05/2006, The Human Rights Center "Viasna"
Vitsebsk journalist Vaszim Barshcheuski was called to court by phone without official appointment on May, 11
After the presidential election the repression continued. Administrative and criminal cases are still brought against public activists. KGB agents search flats and interrogate people in Minsk, Zhodzina, Baranavichy, Minsk, Mahiliou, Babruisk and other regions. Despite it, peaceful actions of protest don’t stop either.
The case concerning the battery and assault of Aleh Ulevich is being investigated by the State Executive Committee Department of the Interior
According to Radio Svaboda Vitsebsk journalist Vaszim Barshcheuski was called to Pershamaiski borough court by phone without official appointment on May, 11 according to the incident happened on April 31 when the road policemen detained his car and found 25 thousand leaflets with the text “Social Control”. The leaflets described the events of March 25 at Kastrychnitskaia Square.
Political Prisoner Valery Levaneuski Released
The criminal case concerning the battery and assault of Aleh Ulevich (a journalist from "Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belorussii") has been sent to the City Executive Committee Department of the Interior. The Department`s press secretary Aleh Slepchanka informed BAJ about it.
The leader of entrepreneurs Valery Levaneuski has been released from Ivatsevichy colony after two years of imprisonment. The authorities have made everything possible so that family and colleagues could not meet him. Today at 7 a.m. workers of the colony took Valery Levaneuski from Ivatsevichy to another district, in Slonim, and left him at a railway station. The entrepreneur managed to call his family, and now Valery Levaneuski is accompanied by friends and family and goes to Hrodna.