Today morning Lukashenka has arrived to Havana. But his way to Cuba was a long and winding one. The optimal way would be trough air space of Iceland and Canada. Then it could be a non-stop flight. But these countries haven’t given permission for the presidential plane to fly over their territory, as Lukashenka is banned entry to the EU, US and a number of other states. That is why, as Salidarnasts writes, Belarusian leader had to get to Havana by avoiding routes, via Africa.
About 20 young activists and journalists were detained in Mahilyou in an office of a human rights organization. In an interview to the BelaPAN the leader of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich told that a group of riot policemen stormed an apartment where the meeting was held. They told that they had been informed that a box of TNT was stored in the apartment. No explosives were found in the office.
The international organization “Reporters without Borders” has expressed hope that the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan would remind Cuba about the aims of the Non-Aligned Movement in the sphere of human rights and fundamental freedoms in connection that this country will be presiding in the NAM for three years, and it started to receive guests at the highest level.
It is the fourth time that the Borisov City primary organization of the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Workers’ Union (REWU) looks forward to hearing in occasion of its registration. Struggle for the REWU legitimate existence in this city has been going for two years already.
An opposition activist Vyachaslau Siuchyk has been arrested for 10 days, though the ruling of Minsk city court vacated the sentence of the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk that had sentenced Siuchyk to arrest in March this year, Radio Svaboda informs.
Sentences to the activists of the civil initiative of elections observation “Partnerstva” Tsimafei Dranchuk and Mikalay Astrejka have been upheld by Minsk city court, the Charter’97 press center has been informed by the father of a political prisoner Tsimafei Dranchuk, Valery Dranchuk.
On September 14 in the hostel no. 2 of the Academy of Management by Belarusian president in Surganov Street in Minsk an notice was pinned up. It caused panic among students. At the same time, an announcement was made on the internal hostel radio with the same text (See photo):
The leader of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich is taken to a investigatory isolation ward in remand prison in Valadarski street in Minsk, the Charter’97 press center has been informed by the lawyer of the activist, Alyaksandr Halieu.
The leader of the Young Front Zmitser Dashkevich is arrested. The prosecutor’s office of Belarus has issued a sanction for arrest, the Charter’97 press center was informed by an activist of the organization Artur Finkevich. It is known that a criminal action has been initiated on charges relating article 193 of the Criminal Code (involvement in activities of an unregistered organization). The matter concerns “political” amendments to the Criminal Code made in the run-up to the presidential election sin Belarus.