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International Criminal Radavan Karadzic to Hide in Belarus
Mikalai Statkevich : Part of the Belarusian officials demands reforms
In November 1997 when the elections where to be held in Bosnia under the supervision of the NATO leader of the Bosnian Serbs Radavan Karadzic was taken on board the Russian plane to Belarus. Here he lived for several months. This information is derived from the “World and Punishment” book of the former employee of the Hague court marshal, “Le Monde” journalist Florence Hartman, the BBC informs.
“Any authoritarian system implies the staff reshuffling. And those who announce their extra self- sufficiency self- independence must quit. Kanapliou used to manifest such self- sufficiency and confidence including financial. And probably he became suspected of ambitions. Probably he was not completely manageable. I would say that the wave of uncertainty is wandering over Lukashenka’s surroundings. Even there they started understanding that the Belarusian kolkhoz is not economically self-sufficient. Moscow is curbing its support and part of the officials demands reforms”,Saligorsk Miners on Strike
chairman of the organizing committee of the Belarusian social democratic party (Narodnaya Gramada), coordinator of the European Coalition Mikalai Statkevich commenting upon the resignation of chairman of the “house of representatives” Uladzimir Kanapliou.
Telekom Austria eyes Belarus purchase
8-9 September night strike of the Belaruskaly miners was organized under the “Italian” procedure: the miners descended underground but didn’t start working. Around 80% miners being underground went on strike, the Belarusian Helsinki committee representative in Saligorsk Leonid Marhotko reported.
13:58, 11/09/2007, Reuters
OMON against people (Photo)
While there is broad consensus that the target is Velcom, Belarus` second-biggest mobile operator after MTS Belarus, co-owned by Russia`s Mobile TeleSystems (MBT.N: Quote, Profile, Research), scant data about Velcom makes its value difficult to assess.
Lukashenka started thinking of security
Solidarity action with the Young Front activist Yaraslau Grischenya at the Baranovichi district court building continued only several minutes. The youth activists installed several street banners and started shouting “Freedom!” and “Long Live Belarus!” but were surrounded by the special militia regiment (former OMON). Around 20 people were detained. In several hours all the detained but youth leader Sevyarinets were released. The politician was arrested for 17 nights.
Sevyarinets again behind bars
Draft conception of energy security of Belarus up to 2020 corrected for the Russian energy resources price rise was worked out in Belarus. As the Interfax was reported at the press office of the head of the state Alyaksandr Lukashenka learned the major provisions of the document from his associate Syargei Tkachou and chairman of the presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Mikhail Myasnikovich.
The Baranavichi district court sentenced a well-known policymaker Pavel Sevyarinets to 17 nights of administrative arrest along with 20 base rates penalty. The youth leader was detained yesterday near the Baranavichi district court where he had come together with dozens other people to support the young activist Yaraslau Grischenya charged with participation in the unregistered organization. This time Sevyarinets who several days before had left the Brest remand prison after 15 nights arrest for his book presentation was admitted guilty of resisting the militia, of organizing unsanctioned actions and minor disorderly conduct. Under the first absurd conviction he was given 2 nights of arrest, under the third -15 and under the third he was penalized.