“No to Russia, yes to Europe!” Activists of the civil campaign “European Belarus” planed to hold an action near the Russian embassy under this slogan. But militia didn’t let youth activists express their protest against Russia’s offence against independence of our country.
People protest and demand freedom in Minsk
Several actions demanding to release political prisoners, opposition activists, arrested 25 March, and stop pressing upon independent Belarusian media were held in Minsk 30 March.
Human rights watchdogs: More than 100 participants detained during demonstration in Minsk
As the Charter’97 press-center was informed by human rights activists, during the brutal disband by riot policemen of the protest dedicated to celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic, more than 100 persons were detained in Minsk.
Regime promised to release political prisoners before end of February
The Belarusian regime had promised to release all political prisoners before the end of February this year. This statement has been made by the international coordinator of the Charter’97 press-center, one of the initiators of the campaign “European Belarus” Andrei Sannikov. “Representatives of European states who took part in the Brussels Forum have informed about such agreements. Now the sharp reaction of the United States and imposing sanctions against Belneftekhim become clear,” said Mr. Sannikov in an interview to the Charter’97 press-centre.
Mikola Statkevich “Banhalor Square doesn’t fit BNR 90th anniversary celebration”
The Minsk authorities allowed to hold a demonstration in honour of the Belarusian National Republic 90th anniversary from the Academy of Sciences to Banhalor Square. Mikola Statkevich, applicant for the action and one of the initiators of the campaign “European Belarus” finds this permission to be insulting for national holiday Freedom Day.”
Opposition activist arrested for 15 days for action in support of Tibet in Minsk
Paval Kuryanovich, activist of the civil campaign “European Belarus”, was arrested for 15 days for participation in the action of solidarity with Tibetan people struggling for independence from China.