No to militia mayhem!

Palina and Paval Kuryanovich, activists of the civil campaign “European Belarus,” were released on 12 April. Brother and sister were detained at different protests actions. Paval was detained at the picket demanding to stop repressions by Chinese military forces in Tibet, Palina – at the action near the Russian embassy, where young Belarusians came with a poster “No to Russia, yes to European Union!”

Lukashenka’s regime provokes U.S. to impose international sanctions

“Closed discussion in the Belarusian “parliament” on air defence system building in Venezuela is in the line of war with the U.S. Someone is drawing anti-American line and trying to include a military component into there. It is apparently made for the U.S. to take Lukashenka’s regime seriously and to demand imposing of international sanctions,” Andrei Sannikov, international coordinator of Charter’97, thinks.

Riot militia broke ribs of participants of Freedom Day demonstration

Doctors of Minsk hospital No 3 diagnosed Andrei Babitski, activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus,” with “closed displaced fracture of eighth rib.” The youth activist and dozens of other participants of the demonstration on 25 March were beaten up brutally by riot militiamen. Emergency brigade, called to the Savetski district internal affairs department, refused to help the oppositionist.

Ten days of arrest for action near Russian embassy

Activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus” Palina Kuryanovich is sentenced to 10 days of arrest for an attempt to hold an action near the Russian embassy against possible Belarus’ joining to the Russian Federation, which was to be held on 2 April. The trial lasted 5 minutes; the sentence was read by Tatsyana Paulyuchuk, judge of the Tsentralny district court of Minsk.