News on 1.12.2009
16:37 Zmitser Barodka: “The strong hold true to the ideals of free democratic Belarus” photo
Officials come and resign, but Europe and Belarus remain. The country has no alternatives to joining the European Union, the coordinator of the civil campaign “European Belarus” believes.
16:16 Mikalai Shaulau: We have faced completely inexplicable illness. WHO’s aid is needed urgently
Health professionals affirm that because of flu epidemic Belarus should seek help from the world medical community.
12:41 OSCE/ODIHR sees no amendment to Electoral Code of Belarus 5
Belarus has violated agreements with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
12:37 Berlusconi must answer for his Minsk statements to parliament 8
Italian opposition leaders expressed their serious concern over the visit of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to Belarus to meet dictator Lukashenka.
11:48 Belarusian militia banned hugs in the street 28
The Free Hugs action ended not having started in Savetskaya Street in Hrodna.
11:20 Single customs space wasn’t even discussed in Minsk
A source in PRIME TASS refutes reports of Lukashenka’s press-service about creation of a single customs territory.
10:55 Alkaeu: “Today we can speak about Lukashenka’s involvement in abducted politicians’ case” 31
A presentation of the book “The Firing Squad” by the former Minsk remand prison number 1 Aleh Alkaeu has taken place in The Hague.
10:43 Italy indignant at Berlusconi’s visit to Minsk: he performs customs clearance of dictators 4
The Italian Prime Minister has become the first western leader to visit Belarus for the last 15 years, Gianluca Luzi writes in his article published by La Republika.
Berlusconi the admirer of dictators
The Italian Prime Minister didn’t raise a question of human rights in Belarus during his meeting with last Europe’s dictator Lukashenka in Minsk. The issues of free elections, political prisoners, and freedom of speech weren’t discussed.
8:24 Justice Minisrty demands explanations from Communists
The Justice Ministry demands the Party of Communists of Belarus (PKB) additional explanations concerning changing of the party’s name.