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Archive for April 2nd, 2011

Belarus: Charges of Mass Riots = up To 15 years in Prison or Exile ?

Posted by Info on 02/04/2011

Natallya Radzina, the journalist had spent more than a month in the KGB remand prison, was released on recognizance and was “in exile” in her hometown of Kobryn. She was charged under two parts of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (Mass riots”) and faced up to 15 years of imprisonment.

She was to appear for questioning in Minsk on March 31. She had been summoned by the KGB investigator. There the final indictment related to the case of “Square-2010” was likely to be brought in to her.
Natallya decided to leave Belarus before the interrogation.She has made a safe getaway and at the moment she is abroad in a place of safety.

We feel very good about the fact that the editor-in-chief Natallya Radzina is out of reach of the Belarusian KGB.

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Belarus Urged To Release Election Protesters After Student Convicted

Posted by Info on 02/04/2011

Mikita Likhavid, 20, was sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of “mass disorder” for peacefully participating in opposition demonstrations on 19 December, in which President Alyaksandr Lukashenka was re-elected for the fourth time amid allegations of rigging.

Law student Likhavid was initially detained for an administrative offence but then faced criminal charges, despite the policeman who filed his arrest warrant admitting in court that he had not seen Likhavid during the protest.

Prominent activist Zmitser Dashkevich, leader of the Young Front organization, and fellow Young Front member Eduard Lobau were last week sentenced to two and four years in a labour colony respectively for allegedly assaulting passers-by the day before the election.

The convictions bring the total number of prisoners of conscience connected with the post-election crackdown currently in detention or under house arrest to 15.

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Парламент Кабардино-Балкарии Bспомнил O Pодственниках Боевиков

Posted by Info on 02/04/2011

Парламент Кабардино-Балкарии предлагает ужесточить законодательство для борьбы с террористами. Депутаты предложили ввести в Уголовный кодекс (УК) статью о “недонесении о преступлениях”, усилить наказания за укрывательство и разрешить судить за него родственников преступников.
В Госдуме понимают, что инициатива объясняется “сильными клановыми связями” на Кавказе, но уверены, что она не согласуется с российским законодательством.

Сейчас за “заранее не обещанное” укрывательство предусмотрен штраф до 200 тыс. руб. или лишение свободы на срок от шести месяцев до двух лет. Как отметили депутаты в пояснительной записке к законопроекту, за последнее время по этой статье в КБР были осуждены семь человек: они укрывали членов бандподполья, нападавших на сотрудников правоохранительных органов, но суды выносили приговоры, не связанные с лишением свободы. Поэтому депутаты предложили установить уголовную ответственность за укрывательство, ужесточив санкции: штраф до 800 тыс. руб. или лишение свободы на срок до десяти лет.

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