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Liberals seek boycott of Dutch - Belarus match
Court Partially Sustained Claim against “Vitsebsky Kurjer”
The Netherlands Euro 2008 qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday faces a new challenge. Within days of power company workers withdrawing a threat to cut power to the Philip`s stadium in Eindhoven during the match, a leading member of the Liberal Party (VVD) has called for a boycott by the Dutch side.
Newspapers and Books of Babrujsk Oppositionists Confiscated
Today the hearings in the case of Vitsebsk entrepreneur Alyaksandr Danilau who filed a suite against the independent newspaper “Vitsesbky Kurjer” on defence of honour, dignity and business reputation have finished in Vitsebsk. The court ruled to satisfy the claim of Danilau. The publisher of the newspaper is to pay 1 million 500 thousand rubles to him, ands the author of the article is to pay 150,000 BYR. The newspaper is also to compensate legal costs of the plaintiff and publish disclaimer at its pages.
Press-conference on Criminal Case against Members of Partnership Has Taken Part at BPF Headquarters
Workers of the border crossing “Terekhovka”, which is situated in Dobrush district, Homel region, confiscated newspapers and books belonging to Social Democrats from Babrujsk.
Cynicism of the Editor-in-Chief of “Spetsnaz” Magazine
On 5 September a press-conference devoted to the criminal case against four activists of the public initiative Partnership took place at the headquarters of the BPF Party. It was attended by two of the activists, Enira Branitskaia and Aliaksandr Shalaika, who had already spent their prison terms, by the human rights activists Liudmila Hraznova and Valiantsin Stefanovich and the former candidate to presidency Aliaksandr Milinkevich.
Iranian Foreign Minister to Arrive to Minsk
The editor-in-chief of the magazine “Spetsnaz” Yury Karpitsky reacted to the article by Charter’97 about propaganda of Adolf Hitler’s ideology by a former interior minister Yury Sivakou. Today the Charter’97 press-center has received an email from an address firstname.lastname@example.org
, and signed by the name of Yury Karpitsky, “Spetsnaz” editor-in-chief.
Lukashenka’s Name to Be Inscribed on Stone Near Kim Jong-il’s Name
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki is to arrive to Minsk on an official state visit. As the Interfax was told by the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, he is to stay in Belarus on September 7-8.
Russian Officials Turn to Blackmaile
An architecturally-park complex “Good Angel of the world”, which is to be opened on September 9 in the ancient city of Novozybkov (Bryansk oblast, Russia), is to perpetuate names of 2,500 of philanthropists and organizations engaged in charity. “It is the first complex in Russia and first in the history of civilization, where names of good-hearted persons of different epochs and nations would be immortalized,” told the president of the international charity “Philanthropists of the century” Oleg Olejnik.
Ales Chyhir is Set to Complain to ILO
The head of the Chamber of Accounts of the Russian Federation, Russian federal audit agency, Sergei Stepashin, believes that important for Belarus oil and gas issues would be defused if the Constitutional Act of the “union state” would be adopted. “In case the Constitutional Act of the union state would be adopted, all problems in gas and oil spheres, important for Belarus, would be defused,” he said to journalists in Minsk. Then he added: “The time of Constitutional Act’s signing is overripe”.
Best BRYU Members Awarded by Trip to Lukashenka’s Motherland
It is too early to draw the line in the case of Babrujsk activist Ales Chyhir, who had chained himself to a lamppost in front of Babrujsk executive committee. As we have informed, the former head of Alyaksandr Milinkevich regional campaign headquarters protested against his dismissal from job on political grounds.
Valery Levaneuski: “They May Try Poison Kazulin in Prison”
The leadership of Homel branch of the Belarusian Republican Youth Union has informed that on the occasion of the “birthday” of this organization plans to hold four “patriotic” events. Among the planned events there where such actions as subbotniks (litter picks) and a journey to Shklou region to the native land of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
The former candidate for presidency Alyaksandr Kazulin might be poisoned in prison, the former political prisoner, a leader of Hrodna entrepreneurs Valery Levaneuski believes. Levaneuski has served a two-year prison term in different corrective facilities of Belarus on charges of “insult of honour and dignity of the president of Belarus”.