Pavel Sevyarynets

Some 2,500 people protest "parasite" tax in central Minsk

An estimated crowd of some 2,500 people marched through central Minsk on Friday evening to express protest against the so-called parasite tax imposed on non-working people by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's April 2015 decree.+

Stallholders gather outside tax ministry's office to demand abolition of new rules

Some 300 people gathered outside the tax ministry's office in Minsk on Monday to deliver non-food stallholders' petitions demanding the abolition of new rules introduced by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Edict No. 222.

Lithuania has not changed its position with regard to Belarus, foreign minister says

Lithuania has not altered its position with regard to Belarus and continues suggesting that the Belarusian authorities should respect human rights and release all political prisoners, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Friday in Minsk while meeting with Belarusian opp

Pavel Sevyarynets may have his «restricted freedom» sentence softened

Opposition politician Pavel Sevyarynets may have his sentence of \"restricted freedom\" and corrective labor softened...

Opposition forces set to stage demonstration against Lukashenka`s reelection bid

Opposition forces plan to stage a demonstration in Minsk on November 24 to protest Alyaksandr Lukashenka`s reelection bid, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian Christian Democracy launches campaign against redevelopment of religious buildings

Belarusian Christian Democracy has launched a campaign to prevent the Minsk city authorities from converting a former Bernardine church and monastery complex into a hotel and an entertainment center, Pavel Sevyarynets, co-chairman of the yet-unregistered opposition party,

Belarusian Christian Democracy holds third founding conference

Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) held its third founding conference in Minsk on Sunday, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian Christian Democracy warns against denial of candidate registration for its presidential hopeful

BCD has announced plans to call on voters to boycott the country’s coming presidential election if its presidential hopeful is denied registration...

Opposition activist who put white-red-white flag on Christmas tree sentenced to three years in prison with probation

In addition, Kavalenka was ordered to pay 1,222,000 rubels ($410) to the city’s street lighting company in compensation for alleged damage to toy snowflakes...

Belarusian Christian Democracy leaders condemn local elections

Pavel Sevyarynets, co-chairman of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), on Tuesday condemned the April 20-25 local elections as not democratic, as quoted by BelaPAN.

At least three members of Belarusian Christian Democracy elected to local soviets

At least three members of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) were elected to local soviets as a result of the April 20-25 elections, Pavel Sevyarynets, co-chairman of the unregistered opposition party, told BelaPAN

Opposition activists accuse authorities of mass violations in local elections

The voting was taking place calmly, no \"emergency situations\" occurred, the election official, Mikalay Lazavik, told BelaPAN...

Belarusian Christian Democracy decides again pulling candidates out of election race

An unregistered political party called Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) on March 28 voted to approve the further participation of its activists in the local elections campaign, at least, until the early voting stage.

Over 300 members of Belarusian Christian Democracy may try to run in local elections

More than 300 members of an unregistered opposition party called Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) may try to obtain access to the ballot in the coming local elections in the country.

Green paint splashed onto Lenin statue in Navahrudak, two opposition activists arrested

Green paint was splashed onto the Lenin statue in Navahrudak, Hrodna region, on the night between November 6 and 7.

Belarusian Christian Democracy considering one more founding conference

Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) may hold one more founding conference, Pavel Sevyarynets, a leader of the opposition party, said at its meeting held in Minsk on Saturday.

Former presidential candidate Kazulin set to establish Association of Political Prisoners

Dr. Kazulin will apply to the justice ministry for registration. He said that if denied it, he would seek a legal status for his organization abroad.

Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary demonstration in Minsk

A crowd estimated by reporters at up to 1000 people participated in an opposition-organized demonstration in Minsk on Sunday afternoon to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...

Belarusian Christian Democracy holds founding conference

A founding conference for the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) party was held in Minsk on February 28, with the gathering electing four co-chairmen and adopting the party’s charter and political platform.

Belarusian Christian Democracy party holds founding conference

  A founding conference for the Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) party was held in Minsk on February 28, with the gathering electing four co-chairmen and adopting the party’s charter and political platform.

Members of European Parliament visit Minsk

Lithuanian MEP Laima Liucija Andrikiene, who initiated the visit, told reporters that they had come to see the situation in Belarus with their own eyes. She described the visit as brief, intensive and important.

Post-election demonstration in Minsk

Some 1000 people demonstrated in Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on Sunday evening in protest against the likely Western recognition of Belarus’ House of Representatives elections.

Video: Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Some 1,500 people took part in an opposition demonstration staged on the occasion of the 22nd Chernobyl accident anniversary in Minsk on April 26.

Zmitser Dashkevich banned from crossing border into Lithuania

Zmitser Dashkevich, a prominent young opposition activist recently released from prison, was banned Saturday from crossing...