Paval Sevyarynets

More than 100 people in Minsk stage protest against military exercise

Former presidential candidates Mikalay Statkevich and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew led a crowd of more than a hundred people who demonstrated in central Minsk on Friday to express protest against Belarus` coming military exercise with Russia.

Protester handcuffs himself to truck to halt construction near Kurapaty

An opposition activist on Friday handcuffed himself to a truck and threw away the key to halt construction work at a site near Kurapaty, a scene of Stalin-era mass executions.

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk in support of Belsat TV

A group of Belarusian opposition activists demonstrated in front of the Presidential Administration in downtown Minsk, demanding that the government ensure the existence of a Belarusian-language independent television channel to counter Russian television propaganda.

Opposition politician Sevyarynets gets married in Minsk

  Prominent opposition politician Paval Sevyarynets, who co-chairs Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), married his long-time girlfriend Volha Shylak at the Archcathedral Church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in Minsk on January 11.

Belarusian Christian Democracy leaders meet with local activists in Homyel

Leaders of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) visited Homyel on November 2, meeting with local members of the opposition party.

Paval Sevyarynets released

Prominent opposition politician was released on Saturday morning on completion of a three-year \"restricted freedom\" and corrective labor sentence in a correctional institution…

Paval Sevyarynets granted three-day leave

Paval Sevyarynets, co-chairman of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), has been granted a three-day leave by the administration of an open-type correctional institution in the Brest region.

Foreign diplomats send New Year greetings to convicted opposition politician Sevyarynets

He is serving a three-year “restricted freedom” sentence in connection with a December 19, 2010 post-election street protest in Minsk…

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly urges Minsk to release all political prisoners

The Assembly recommended that the International Ice Hockey Federation suspend its plan to hold the 2014 world championship in Minsk until the Belarusian authorities release all political prisoners...

Paval Sevyarynets denied parole

The administration of the open-type correctional institution in the Brest region where Mr. Sevyarynets is serving the sentence denied him early release on April 26...

Belarusian Christian Democracy calls for peaceful transfer of power

The main task facing BCD in the context of the forthcoming parliamentary elections is to prevent the legitimization of the House of Representatives...

Mother of Paval Sevyarynets to stand trial on Monday over “silent” protest

  Tatsyana Sevyarynets, the mother of prominent opposition activist Paval Sevyarynets, is to stand trial in a district court in Vitsyebsk on July 11 over her participation in a “silent” protest on Independence Day (July 3).

Politicians dismiss Lukashenka\'s claim that only tiny minority support opposition

Opposition politicians have dismissed a statement made by Alyaksandr Lukashenka in his Friday interview with Russian journalists that only between 100,000 and 150,000 people in Belarus supported the opposition.

Police arrest Belarusian Christian Democracy leaders to prevent them from attending protest against Minsk government’s plans for former Catholic monastery complex

Police arrested presidential nominee Vital Rymashewski and another leader of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), Paval Sevyarynets, in Minsk on Tuesday evening to prevent them from attending a demonstration against the city government’s plans to convert a former Catholic

Belarusian Christian Democracy applies to justice ministry for registration

Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) on September 17 filed an application for registration and its founding documents with the justice ministry.

Some 4,000 signatures submitted to authorities against Minsk government\'s plans for former Bernardine monastery

Each demonstration will differ from the previous one, he said. The September 16 demonstration will be a protest against politically motivated persecution...

Aleh Baybenin’s funeral

The funeral of prominent journalist Aleh Byabenin was held at the Maskowskiya (Uskhodniya) cemetery in Minsk on Monday, BelaPAN reports.

Police in Minsk try to prevent collection of signatures for petition calling for return to believers of former Catholic church

Police try to prevent activists of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) from collecting signatures for a petition calling for the return to believers of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Minsk.