Syarhey PULSHA

United Civic Party will not act on selection of single opposition candidate so far, leader says

The United Civic Party (UCP) has no plans so far to take any special efforts toward the selection of a single opposition candidate in the 2015 presidential election...

Malady Front leaders Zmitser Dashkevich and Nasta Palazhanka get married in prison

Zmitser Dashkevich and Anastasiya (Nasta) Palazhanka, leaders of an opposition youth group called Malady Front, got married in Prison No. 1 in Hrodna....

Former Swedish ambassador describes his time in Belarus as best period of his life

Former Swedish ambassador Stefan Eriksson said in a New Year\'s message to the Belarusian people that his three years in Belarus had been the best time in his life...

Human rights defenders describe situation in Belarus as «difficult and stable»

The human rights situation in Belarus is \"difficult and stable,\" Valyantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of an organization called Vyasna...

New Life Church wins eviction battle

Minsk authorities have abandoned their plans to take away the prayer house and land plot of a Protestant community called New Life Church...

New Life Church ordered to vacate its prayer house by December 5

Surrendering the building to the authorities is out of the question...

Human rights defender who was expelled from Belarus last year included in human rights council under aegis of Russian president

Russian human rights defender Andrey Yurov, who was expelled from Belarus in March 2011, has become a member of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights...

Paznyak does not return to Belarus because he likes staying abroad, says deputy chairman of Liberal Democratic Party

Opposition politician Zyanon Paznyak does not return to Belarus because he likes staying abroad, Aleh Haydukevich...

Belarusian Christian Democracy’s youth wing holds founding conference in Minsk

Young Christian Democrats held a founding conference on November 3...

Dashkevich to be transferred to cell-type prison

A judge ruled on October 30 that Zmitser Dashkevich serve the rest of his prison term in a cell-type correctional institution, Anastasiya (Nasta) Palazhanka, who is engaged to the chairperson of an opposition youth group called Malady Front...

Prison administration refuses to accept medicines for Ales Byalyatski

The administration of Correctional Institution No. 2 in Babruysk, Mahilyow region, has refused to accept a parcel containing medicines for human rights defender...

Seven reprimands issued to imprisoned in seven months

Seven reprimands have been issued to human rights defender Ales Byalyatski in the seven months since his transfer...

Judge upholds liquidation suit against Platforma

Judge Aleh Klyuyko of the Minsk Economic Court on October 9 upheld a liquidation suit against Platforma, a Minsk-based prisoners’ rights organization...

Activist pushing for parliamentary probe into Lithuanian authorities` actions over criminal case against Byalyatski

Prominent Lithuanian human rights defender Stasys Kausinis has called on the country`s parliament to conduct a probe into the justice ministry`s actions over the criminal case against Belarusian rights activist...

Thirty-three TV addresses by United Civic Party\'s parliamentary candidates have not been broadcast, Lyabedzka says

Thirty-three television addresses by parliamentary candidates representing the United Civic Party (UCP) have not been broadcast...

Police seize printed material from office of «Tell the Truth!» movement

Police seized a large amount of printed material from the office of the \"Tell the Truth!\" movement in Minsk...

Swedish ambassador: I loved my job and tried to do it honestly

Swedish Ambassador Stefan Eriksson, who was expelled from Belarus earlier this month, wrote on Facebook that he had loved his job and tried to do it honestly...

Human rights defender insists that election authorities should have registered nomination groups of Mikhalevich, Statkevich

The election authorities applied double standards while deciding on applications for the registration of nomination groups that would collect ballot-access signatures for parliamentary contenders...

Imprisoned Zmitser Dashkevich transferred to medical unit with pneumonia

. Zmitser Dashkevich, chairperson of Malady Front, has been diagnosed with single pneumonia and transferred to the medical unit of Correctional Institution...

Reporter for European Radio for Belarus briefly detained by Belarusian border guards at Lithuanian border

Vital Ruhayn, a reporter for European Radio for Belarus, was briefly detained by Belarusian border guards at the Hudahay train station...

Rights defender Andrey Bandarenka placed on KGB’s «preventive register»

Andrey Bandarenka, the leader of a prisoner’s rights group called Platforma, has been placed on the “preventive register” of the Committee for State Security...

New criminal case opened against Dashkevich

Imprisoned opposition activist Zmitser Dashkevich has been charged with persistently disobeying the prison administration`s orders...

Photographer facing criminal charge over teddy bear stunt

The Committee for State Security (KGB) has extended to 10 days the detention of young photographer Anton Surapin...

Imprisoned Syarhey Kavalenka granted four-day meeting with family

Imprisoned Syarhey Kavalenka has been granted a four-day meeting with the family in Correctional Institution No. 19 in Mahilyow...

Families of political prisoners write to Swedish pop star ahead of her expected performance at Belarusian festival

The families of Belarus\' political prisoners have written to the winner of this year\'s Eurovision Song Contest who has been invited to a festival in Vitsyebsk later this month...