Today in an exclusive interview to Radio Svaboda the leader of the united democratic forces Alyaksandr Milinkevich stated about formation of structures of the movement “For Freedom”. As said by A. Milinkevich, the Political Council of Democratic Forces headed by him, could not effectively realize the idea of the movement “For Freedom”, as it has confined itself to internal problems recently.
On October 2 at the noontime a director of the House of Writers Cheslau Pravalovich phoned to the editorial office of the newspaper “Nasha Niva”. He informed that he cannot provide a large hall for holding an evening of Belarusian poetry and for presentation of the book by Alyaksandr Fyaduta “Poetical Reviewer”.
Last week Austrian periodical “Der Standard” wrote about a paradoxical appearance in Belarusian–Austrian relations. Despite of the EU sanctions against Belarusian officials involved in rigging elections results in March 2006, Austrian city Bregenz-Vorarlberg continues to support and develop relations with official representatives of the dictatorship.
Today the “chamber of representatives” has passed in the first reading the draft law on making amendments and changes to the laws on referenda and elections. Introducing the draft law, the chairperson of the Belarusian central Elections Committee Lidziya Yarmoshyna said that the draft law envisages aggravation of responsibility for violation of the electoral code. In particular, the range of subjects that can be brought to such responsibility has been extended. Unlike the current legislation, which establishes responsibility for candidates for presidency and for deputies, the draft law proposes to bring to account persons nominated to become candidates for presidency and deputy positions. Electoral commissions would be given a right to issue warnings for such persons, and at repeat violation to withdraw registration.
As Pavel had not violated the regime in the open-type prison where he serves his term, he was supposed to receive a 5-day long leave. However, just as in the previous month, the administration of the penitentiary institution reduced it to 3 days. Pavel will go to Vitebsk to visit his parents. He is not allowed to leave the city, reports RFE/RL.
And so, Vika Moroz has returned to Belarus. It should have happened. Probably, nobody doubted that there would be such an end. However, many have been cherishing hopes that a little Belarusian girl would be allowed to become happy in a new family in a warm sunny country.
Kazakhstan border guards haven’t allowed entering the country to the former ambassador of Poland to Belarus Mariusz Maszkiewicz. He had arrived to Kazakhstan for a meeting with business partners of his firm, however in the airport of Almaty Mr. Maszkiewicz was told that he had been banned from entering the country.
On September 29, during a reception in Belarusian Embassy in the US on the occasion of the exhibition of Andrei Bahaslouski “Fantasy. Landscapes. Memories of Eastern Europe”, a civil initiative “Pohliad” held a protest action against Lukashenka’s regime. Members of “the Pohliad”, a leader of the civil initiative “We Remember”, a widow of the businessman and public leader Iryna Krasouskaya, students of American universities and common citizens have taken part in it. The protest was called “True Fantasy!” its aim was to draw attention of the guests of the reception and Washington dwellers to the situation with human rights in Belarus.