In May Belarusian “Mozir Oil Refinery” OJSC has been short of 200 thousand tons of oil out of the volume to be delivered by the railway in compliance with a fuel budget of the “union state” for fulfillment of the government’s order on provision of full capacity of the refinery by the Russian oil, representative of the refinery management reported to the PRIME-TASS.
The Conservative Party of Norway (Hoyre) awarded its Sjur Lindebrkke Prize to two opposition parties in Belarus — the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) and the United Civic Party (UCP) — for their effort to promote democracy and human rights.
On 8 May 2007 the judge of Savetski court of Minsk A.Aniskevich ruled to appoint the trial on the criminal case against Barys Haretski, Dzmitry Khvedaruk, Aleh Korban, Nasta Palazhanka and Aliaksei Yanusheuski to 30 May 2007. All five activists are charged under article 193.1 of the Criminal Code (organization of or participation in activity of a religious, public organization or fund which didn’t undergo state organization) and can be imprisoned for up to 2 years.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka participated in the festival march on occasion of the Victory Day. He, his sons and his granddaughter congratulated the veterans with the Victory Day and suggested a minute of silence to commemorate those who perished in war, the Radio Svaboda reported.
8 May the monument Smersh (“Death to Spies”) military counterintelligence service officer Vasiliy Chebotariov was damaged in Bobr settlement by the unidentified people. That is the second case over the last two years.
The leader of the democratic forces of Belarus Alyaksandr Milinkevich as sent an open letter to the chairman of Hrodna executive committee Alyaksandr Antonenka with a request to stop “redesign” of Hrodna old town. I am ready to take an active part in development of the modern program of revival of the historic part of Hrodna and development of a project of restoration of architecture monuments. I have an opportunity to invite best experts and restorers of Europe for this work. I offer cooperation for the good of our much loved city”.
On May 9 during Victory Day celebration in Minsk activists of youth democratic organizations were detained in Minsk. Members of the initiative “New way” congratulated veterans Gorky park in Minsk. They handed out leaflets with a call to support young people who democratic values.