August 5, 2004

Parliamentary Election in Belarus: Forming of Circuit Electoral Commissions

The stage of forming of circuit electoral commissions for election into the Chamber of Representatives of the National Assembly of Republic of Belarus is over. Only 2,1% of the members of the commissions that are established by local administrations, belong to oppositional parties. The authorities openly ignored oppositional candidates for membership in the commissions. (05-AUG-04)

August 3, 2004

War on Education? (02-AUG-04)

Belarusian authorities took a number of repressive steps against uncontrolled educational and cultural activity in the Republic of Belarus – liquidation of European Humanities University and deportation of British professor Alan Flowers.

July 29, 2004

Authorities Tighten Control over Information on the Eve of Parliamentary Election (29-JULY-04)

The election into the Chamber of Representatives of the Belarusian Parliament will take place on 14 October. The authorities are getting ready to it – the wave of repressions increases.

July 22, 2004

Police Detain and Beat People at Protest Action in Minsk (22-JULY-04)

On 21 July there turned 10 years of the rule of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Belarusian opposition held a peaceful action of protest in the center of the capital. The meeting was violently dispersed by special police forces.

July 9, 2004

Belarusian Human Rights Activists Inquire into Possibility to Judge Belarusian Officials Abroad (09-

Human Rights Center “Viasna” has applied to Mr. Sidiki Kaba, President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) asking for juridical consultation and assistance in bringing of criminal cases against the duty officials of Belarus who are suspected in kidnaps and possible lynching of four opponents of Lukashenka´s regime.

July 2, 2004

Secret Services To Get More Powers?

Belarusian Parliament adopted the law about State Security Services, which gives new powers and guarantees to workers of secret services. (03-JULY-04)