News on 9.02.2012
15:50 Belarus supplies weapons to Darfur 29
Weapons from China, Russia and Belarus are fueling are fuelling serious human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
15:45 Business: What elections? You can be jailed 7
Representatives of business community show little interest in participating in the parliamentary elections.
15:22 Europe tries to come to terms with dictator again 90
European politicians hope that someone of the political prisoners could be released one of these days.
14:57 Minsk does not need German “couriers” 24
The MFA does not consider necessary a visit of the German human rights commissioner to Belarus.
13:50 Statkevich taken out under guard with dogs 18
Mikalai Statkevich, a presidential candidate and political prisoner, writes from Mahilyou prison, that he is kept there as an especially dangerous criminal.
13:39 Traffic police in Brest started hunt for “Pahonya” coat-of-arms
Some cases have been recorded in Brest when traffic policemen threaten with fines to those car owners who place stickers with the national Belarusian coat-of-arms “Pahonya”.
12:57 Zmitser Dashkevich remains optimistic 8
Barys Vyrvich, a journalist from Byalynichy, received a letter from political prisoner Zmirtser Dashkevich on February 8.
11:33 Anarchist Alyaksnadr Frantskevich denied short-term meeting with his mother 1
Tatsyana Frantskevich passed a 30kg parcel to her son, who serves sentence in penal colony No. 22 “Volchyi Nory”.
10:57 German ombudsman banned entry to Belarus
The Belarusian authorities denied entry to Belarus for Germany’s human rights commissioner Markus Loening.
10:53 Political prisoners to be left in behind bars 64
(updated) A lawyer has visited Zmitser Bandarenka in the Mahilou penal colony today.
10:21 OSCE chief calls to return organization to Belarus 2
The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Eamon Gilmore, has called for the reinstatement of an OSCE presence in Belarus.
10:13 Riot police squad stormed into “Litvins’ Club”
About 40 participants of the event in “Litvins’ Club” were detained in Minsk.