Alerts in Belarus
Date: 07 June 2011
Aleksandr Feduta, a professor at the European Humanities University (EHU), and Anastassia Palazhanka , a EHU student, were sentenced to probation by the Frunzenski District Court in Minsk, the EHU reported on 20 May.
Date: 10 March 2011
Aliaksandr Atroshchankau, student in the European Humanities University (EHU), was sentenced to four years in prison by the Frunzenski District Court of Minsk, according to reports received by NEAR from the European Humanities University on 10 March.
Date: 07 January 2011
Three students and a lecturer from the European Humanities University, the Belarusian university in exile, remain in prison and may face sentences of up to 15 years following the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of presidential elections in Belarus on 19 December, according to reports received by NEAR from the European Humanities University.
Date: 24 March 2006
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Belarus: Beaten And Arrested Student Demonstrators Face Expulsion
Several students have been arrested during the wave of demonstrations that has swept Belarus after the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko. The demonstrators, mostly students, offered no resistance and were marched into a fleet of waiting police vehicles. A newspaper reports that Nikolai Ilyin, 21, a member of the opposition youth movement, said that the demonstrators were made to: "Stand against a wall with our hands up, and those who would turn their heads or say something were punched in their kidneys.
Date: 03 February 2005
Professor Yury Bandazhevsky, nuclear scientist, former rector of the Gomel Medical Institute and writer on the effects of radioactive emission on human beings, was refused early release by the Belarus authorities in January 2005. According to reports received by International PEN, the commission of the labor colony settlement where Bandazhevsky is held refused to grant him a conditional early release.
Date: 20 December 2004
Professor Yury Bandazhevsky, nuclear scientist, former rector of the Gomel Medical Institute and author of numerous books on the effects of radioactive emissions on individuals, was arrested on 13 July 1999 on suspicion of bribery. He remains detained, serving a sentence which is not due to expire until January 2006.
Date: 09 August 2004
Dr Alan Flowers, a British professor of nuclear physics, who has studied the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for more than 10 years has been placed on the Belarusian KGB's "forbidden persons list" and banned from the country for five years. Dr Flowers believes his expulsion is a sign of declining academic freedom.
Date: 05 August 2004
The Belarusian Ministry of Education informed the European Humanities University that it would terminate the lease on the building in which most of university's academic programs and facilities are housed and that the university must vacate the main building by 5 August 2004. There also are reports that attempts have been made to force University Rector Professor Anatoliy Mikhailov, to resign.
Date: 08 November 2002
The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued this Action Alert the 8 November 2002. In September 2002, Dr. Yury Bandazhevsky's wife, Galina Bandazhevskaya, visited her husband in jail and found his health had dramatically deteriorated. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: In June 2001, a Belarusian military court sentenced Dr.