Market vendors in Brest give authorities ultimatum

Market vendors in Brest will reopen their stalls only after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s edict that bans the sale of goods without accompanying documents is abolished, stallholder Larysa Bytsko told BelaPAN after a meeting between a group of vendors and a loca

Brest government bans 18 anti-Lukashenka demonstrations

The Brest City Executive Committee has rejected all 18 applications for permission to stage a number of small demonstrations on January 17 to demand the resignation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and protest the ongoing financial crisis.

Young commissioned officer shoots himself dead in military unit in Brest region

A young commissioned officer committed suicide in a military unit near Luninets, Brest region, on Sunday morning by shooting himself in the head with his service pistol, according to reports.

Talaka opens office for grassroots work in Brest

The Talaka Civil Alliance for Free and Fair Elections has established an office in Brest that will seek to involve common people in political activities.

Brest government bans demonstration in support of political prisoners

The Brest City Executive Committee has rejected an application for permission to demonstrate to demand the release of the political prisoners in Belarus. The demonstration was to be staged in Internationalist Soldiers Park on August 10.

Journalist in Brest given prosecutorial warning for cooperating with Radio Racyja

The Brest Regional Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday issued a formal warning to freelance journalist Maksim Khlyabets for cooperating with a foreign media outlet that has no accreditation status in Belarus, Polish-based Radio Racyja.

Three people die, two others remain in hospital following two-car collision in Brest region

  Three people have died and two others remain in the hospital after their car collided with another car in the Luninets district, Brest region, on May 18.

Lukashenka appoints new heads of regional police departments in Hrodna, Brest, Mahilyow

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his presidential edicts, appointed new heads of the Hrodna, Brest and Mahilyow regional police departments, reported the presidential press office.

Belarusian border guards seize 90 kilograms of hashish from Russian man

  Belarusian border guards seized 90 kilograms of hashish from a Russian man at the Brest checkpoint at the Polish border on the evening of December 5.

Brest Customhouse said to daily contribute more than $1 million to national budget revenues

  The Brest Customhouse daily contributes some 11 billion rubels ($1.3 million) to national budget revenues, reported the press office of the customhouse.

Man in Brest region sentenced to 15 years in prison for murdering friend

  A resident of a village in the Malaryta district, Brest region, on June 14 was sentenced to 15 years in a medium-security correctional institution for brutally murdering a friend of his.

Brest authorities ban demonstrations in commemoration of Yury Zakharanka

  Activists of the United Civic Party (UCP) in Brest have been banned from staging 12 small demonstrations in the city on May 7 to mark the 14th anniversary of the disappearance of former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka.

Opposition demonstration in Brest draws some 200 people

  Some 200 people attended a sanctioned May Day demonstration held by the Hramada Belarusian Social Democratic Party (BSDP) in Brest on Wednesday.

Brest Regional Court overturns opposition activist’s conviction on charge of organizing illegal migration

  A panel of the Brest Regional Court on April 30 overturned the conviction of opposition activist Vital Kowsh, who had been sentenced to four years in prison on a charge of organizing illegal migration.

Two opposition activists in Brest charged with staging unsanctioned demonstration

  Two opposition activists in Brest have been charged with staging an unsanctioned demonstration for allegedly displaying a white-red-white flag in the city on Monday morning.

Rights defender in Brest complains to district police chief about recent arrest

  Human rights defender Raman Kislyak has submitted a formal complaint to the head of the Leninski district police department in Brest about his recent arrest.

KGB officers raid apartments of four “anarchist” activists in Brest

  Officers of the Committee for State Security (KGB) raided the apartments of four activists who are described by authorities as anarchists in Brest earlier this week.

Brest hosting biker festival

  More than 120 motorcycle riders from 18 countries have flocked to Brest for a biker festival called GWEF Treffen.

Dawn rally at Brest Fortress Memorial marks 71 years since Nazi Germany`s attack on USSR

  Around 5,000 people took part in a rally held at the Brest Fortress Memorial at dawn on June 22 to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Nazi Germany`s attack on the Soviet Union.