Opened a criminal case against a lawyer investigating Baykova

Society The criminal case for the disclosure of information from the preliminary investigation initiated against lawyer Michael Volchak that protects senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General of Belarus Svetlana Baykova.

"For me Attorney General's Office filed criminal case We are talking about the alleged disclosure of information from the investigation. "- Said the agency" Interfax "on Tuesday Michael Volcheck. "Today I am summoned to the prosecutor's office of Minsk", — said the lawyer.

As reported citing the law enforcement agencies in the last year in late February Baykova was arrested, and then arrested by the

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UN Secretary-General called for the release of all political prisoners in Belarus

Society Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the release of journalists, opposition presidential candidates and their supporters, who continue to be detained in Belarus after the presidential elections.

"Ban Ki-moon noted serious concerns raised by a group of observers in the electoral process and the development of the situation after the elections, and called on the Belarusian authorities to fully respect human rights and due process, "said at a news conference in New York, spokesman Martin Nesirky.

"The Secretary-General recognizes the importance of the work of the OSCE mission in Belarus and regrets the decision of the Belarusian authorities to close

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Castro is going to come to Belarus

Raul Castro Photo: static.vesti.ru

The organization of the visit were discussed during the visit of Foreign Minister of Cuba in Minsk.

Chairman of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro expressed his desire to visit Belarus in the near future. On this day told Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.

"I arrived here with the request of Raul Castro, who expressed the wish to visit Minsk in the near future", — he said.

In turn, the Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov said that the topic of the visit were discussed during the current

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The U.S. noted the role of the Czech Republic on the Belarusian issue

Society U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Washington on Thursday with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. In bilateral talks Clinton noted the role of the Czech Republic in the protection of human rights in Belarus.

"After the repression of pro-democracy activists and opposition leaders in Belarus Last year, in December, Czech Republic coordinated the collaboration of 14 countries, including the United States and with the OSCE, the mission to investigate the facts of the the case. The final report was published on Last week and is an important step in our efforts to protect democracy in Eastern Europe

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Knutsson: It is shameful that in a perfect Belarus do not respect human rights'

Society In Stockholm, in front of the Belarusian Embassy picket against the deployment of repression in Belarus. Meeting was preceded by a declaration addressed to the Ambassador of Belarus to Sweden Andrei Grinkevicha against the mass arrests and prison sentences of peaceful protesters, including journalists who were covering a demonstration in Minsk on December 19, and also against the fact that some of the representatives of the media accused of criminal offenses.

Tells direct participant of the action, the journalist Olga Klaskouski. Her brother, a former police officer Alexander Klaskouski, charged with "organizing mass disorder" and, together with other

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Black Label Belarusian banks

Society Rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the credit ratings of four major Belarusian banks. What does this mean for the Belarusian banking system? Was it an accident lowered ratings of the banks with a large share of the state capital? These questions are answered economist Dmitry Kruk.

Tsigankov: What are the practical implications for Belarus the banking system, you can expect as a result of the downgrade? Does this mean that the Belarusian Banks are now more difficult to find loans from foreign banks and at high interest rates?

CrookYes, I agree with that. This will affect the features

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D.Grybavskaytse calls to simplify the visa regime for the citizens of Belarus

Society Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite appealed to the President of the Council EU leaders Herman Van Rompeya Zhuze and European Commission President Manuel Barroso called for a means to look for possible facilitate the speedy movement in the Schengen Area and simplifying visa procedures for Belarusian citizens, regardless of any possible EU sanctions against the Belarusian leadership. It is reported by the Lithuanian official news agency ELTA.According to the Lithuanian chapter, it is important that Belarusians could travel to the EU for not less favorable conditions and pay for visas are not more expensive than the citizens of other EU

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Will the International Monetary Fund loan to Belarus?

Society Minsk asked the International Monetary Fund for a regular loan. Will the IMF loan to Belarus?

Experts Predictions

Denis Melyantsou

Denis Melyantsou, expert of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies: None. While maintaining the conditions that we have now (we do not take into account any extraordinary events), the IMF will not give loan to Belarus. After all, first of all, those conditions are not met, which usually pushes the IMF. Secondly, the political situation is so complex, it is known, for example, that the United States would vote against it, if nothing changes.

Alexander Klaskouski

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Free Czech visa for representatives of civil society in Belarus

Society Czech Embassy in Minsk did not intend to charge for certain categories of visas for Belarusian citizens. This is in line with the support of civil society and democratization efforts in Belarus.

The press-secretary of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vit Kolar. According to it, in the first half of 2010, a fifth of Belarusian students, civil society representatives, academics who have applied for visas at the embassy, were exempted from payment for them.

"Given the events following the presidential elections, the Czech Republic will consider further the possibility of facilitating the visa regime for Belarusian

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Martynov went to Brussels

Society Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov on January 10 on a visit to Brussels.

BelaPAN spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrei Savinykh. Program and time of the visit, he refused to tell. "The minister is working on its schedule of meetings and consultations. We can confirm that some of these meetings will be held in Brussels. More information will not distribute. When we deem it necessary to inform you, we will tell," — said the spokesman.

The fact that a visit to Martynov this week Brussels, January 7 Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported by the office of

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