Vital Rymashewski

European People’s Party denounces human rights violations in Belarus

The European People’s Party (EPP) adopted a resolution denouncing human rights violations in Belarus at a meeting in Copenhagen on September 5. In particular, the resolution criticizes mass arrests of peaceful demonstrators this past spring.

Opposition organizations drawing up preliminary lists of parliamentary hopefuls

 Opposition organizations are drawing up preliminary lists of contenders for this year’s elections for the House of Representatives.

Opposition activists stage Chernobyl anniversary march in Minsk

Opposition activists staged a traditional demonstration in Minsk on Sunday to mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident...

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.

Opposition activists stage traditional Dzyady march

An estimated crowd of about 400 people staged an annual commemorative march in Minsk on Sunday to honor the memory of Stalin terror victims...

Mourners pay last respects to Viktar Ivashkievich

Hundreds of mourners packed a funeral services hall in Minsk on Saturday to pay last respects to veteran opposition politician

Opposition politician warns EU against focusing exclusively on contacts with government

The European Union\'s European Dialogue on Modernization with Belarus may turn into a means of establishing contacts exclusively with the Belarusian government...

Freedom Day demonstration staged in Minsk

Up to 1000 people took part in a “Dzen Voli” demonstration that was staged in Minsk on March 24 to mark 95 years since the proclamation of the short-lived 1918 Belarusian National Republic...

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.

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...

Vital Rymashewski placed on police register to serve his suspended prison sentence

  Former presidential candidate Vital Rymashewski has been placed on the register of the Frunzenski district police station in Minsk to serve his two-year suspended prison sentence.

Belarusian Christian Democracy leader calls on Poland not to extradite businessman Andrey Zhukavets

Mr. Zhukavets’ firm had been printing leaflets and other material for opposition parties and pro-democratic civil society groups...

Nyaklyayew, Rymashewski set to continue political activities

Former presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyayew and Vital Rymashewski told reporters Friday following their sentencing to suspended prison terms that they were determined to continue their political activities.

Nyaklyayew, Rymashewski sentenced to suspended two-year prison terms

A district judge in Minsk on May 20 gave a suspended two-year prison sentence with two years’ probation to former presidential candidate...

Police say that laptops seized from activist in May 2010 are used as evidence in Nyaklyayew’s trial

The Minsk city police department has informed opposition activist Yury Varonezhtsaw that two laptop computers seized from him in May last year have been used as evidence in the criminal case against former presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyayew and Vital Rymashewski

Charges against Nyaklyayew, five more softened

The police have changed charges against former presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyayew and Vital Rymashewski and four other prominent opposition politicians...

Member of Asipovichy District Soviet questioned by KGB over December 19 post-election demonstration

Alyaksey Tsyulkow, a member of the Asipovichy District Soviet, was questioned Saturday at the Asipovichy Inder-district Office of the KGB over the December 19 post-election protest in Minsk.

KGB continues raids on homes of opposition activists

KGB officers on January 28 searched the apartment that is rented in Minsk by Mikalay Dzemidzenka, an opposition activist who was an authorized representative of candidate Vital Rymashewski in the recent presidential race.

Five presidential candidates arrested

Five presidential candidates were arrested by police following an anti-Lukashenka post-election demonstration staged...

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.

Ballot-access signature collection stage starts

The groups will be allowed to collect voters\' signatures until October 30...