Public security monitoring system may be established in Belarus
A public security monitoring system in Belarus would improve law and order and help optimize the structure of the relevant state bodies. On March 27, the head of state discussed with officials a draft decree to establish such a system.
Currently, Belarus has a fragmented system of video monitoring, which is subject to different agencies and organizations. This makes control more difficult. A unified system would significantly automate the processes and increase efficiency. The government proposed to attract investment for its creation.
Police detain 5 Minsk residents for pocession of weapons, restraining devices and masks
Minsk police met the immediate information on the possible provocations against peaceful citizens during the unpermitted mass rallies.
During inspections, five Mink residents from Leninsky, Frunzensky and Zavodsky districts were detained.
During further ransacks at places of their residence, police found different types of arms, restraining devices, masks and anarchist literature.
Chemical reagents were also found; they were meant for inflicting injuries on law and order officers.
Protests end without beginning. Freedom Day 2017 in Minsk
All these days, suspects in the terrorist attack in the UK were being arrested. Already more than a dozen people were held by the police. The head of the anti-terrorist division of the Greater London reported that arrests are made on the basis of searches, but did not specify how the detainees were linked to the attack. Perhaps it will be revealed during the proceedings. And, as far as we know, some have already been released.
In Belarus, those suspected of preparing armed provocations on March 25 Freedom Day were also detained this week.
President Lukashenko: I can't allow for the situation in Ukraine to happen in Belarus
After visiting Arvi Belagro, President Lukashenko traditionally talked to the employees of the company. He talked about employment, salaries, information opposition on the internet, about the latest arrests of extremists.
Belarus President also stated that Belarus will not allow riots according to the Ukrainian scenario.
The situation in the country is stable and under control.
Molotov cocktail thrown at tax inspection building in Belarus' Gomel
The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a criminal case after unknown persons threw a Molotov cocktail at the tax office building in Gomel. The criminal case is based on the article "Deliberate damage to property in publicly dangerous way". The crime was committed on March 24 in the morning.
Attackers threw a Molotov cocktail in the inspection office’s window.
Mayor: No sanctioned rallies planned in Minsk for 25 March
The organizers of street protests, scheduled for March 25 in Minsk, refused from their applications. By the way, almost all initiators - except one - made this decision even before the consideration of applications. The last reply was received on March 24. The Minsk City Executive Committee explained:
the application (the proposed route in particular) does not meet the requirements of the legislation.
President Lukashenko: Ukrainian scenario will not work in Belarus
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip to the Grodno region on 24 March. One of the topics he touched on were the possible protests scheduled for March 25.
Belarus will not allow riots according to the Ukrainian scenario. The situation in the country is stable and under control.
Belarusian investigators reveal White Legion's plans for March 25 protest
Investigators have found a whole arsenal of arms in houses of the activists of the organizations White Legion and Young Front. Machine guns, grenades, axes, symbols of the Azov battalion - this is an incomplete list of what was seized. A criminal investigation was opened against them for the preparation for participation in riots. Just before this news release, it became known that one of the suspects pointed a weapon stash.
Belarus President: We are able to maintain peace and tranquility in our country
Belarus is able to keep peace and tranquility of its citizens, said March 23 Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting on public security March 23. The head of state ordered all government agencies to maintain law and order in strict accordance with the Constitution. Any deviation from the law, as the President said, will not be tolerated.
Sky is without gunpowder above the heads of Belarusians and underfoot are clean sidewalks and roads. Around are well-groomed streets and avenues. Ahead is a clear prospect.
Weapons and anarchist literature found in apartment of 22-year-old Mozyr resident
Law enforcement officers have found two pistols, an electric shocker, body armor, and various emblems and literature promoting anarchism in the apartment of a resident of Mozyr.
The trail leading to the 22-year-old girl was discovered during the investigations regarding the case of young people who threw bulbs with paint at billboards with social advertising in April 2016.
President Lukashenko: Belarus is able to keep peace in the country
Belarus is able to keep peace and tranquility of its citizens, said March 23 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on public security.
The head of state ordered all government agencies to maintain law and order in strict accordance with the Constitution. Any deviation from the norms of law, as noted by the President, will not be tolerated.
Belarus' law enforcement agencies clamp down on radical organization White Legion
On March 22, the phrase White Legion reappeared in the operative reports of law enforcement agencies of Belarus. The radical organization, which seemed to stop functioning almost 15 years ago, is again in the limelight.
On March 22, law enforcement agencies carried out a few dozen searches. A solid arsenal of weapons (sapper shovels, body armor, rifles and even automatic recharge system) was found in the apartment of one of the group's participants. There is reason to believe that all this was intended to be used to organize unrest in the country.
March 15 detentions in Minsk legal: protesters violate law on mass events
The United States authorities decided that protesters are forbidden to wear masks back in the middle of the 20th century. In the first place, this measure was designed to fight the Ku Klux Klan movement. Many recollected this measure in the early 2010s when the streets of many American cities were flooded with members of the Occupy movement.
Belarus' Prosecutor General on detention of protesters on March 15
The General Prosecutor's Office of Belarus considers legitimate the reaction to the flagrant violation of law on mass events. Alexander Konyuk has commented on the detention of persons protesting against Decree No3.
As was noted earlier by the Interior Ministry, all the detainees had grossly violated the law. Thus, Article 11 of the Law on Mass Events strictly forbids protesters to hide their faces under masks.
Belarus' Interior Ministry explains detentions during March 15 rally in Minsk
Person detained on March 15 during the rally against Decree No3 grossly violated the law on mass events and resisted the police, said the Interior Ministry March 16.
Law enforcement officers acted strictly within the law, and the law is fairly loyal to such violations. European and US experience shows that one can get a year's jail term if a person's face is covered during a protest.
Belarus President: Preventive work should be practical and effective
The law enforcement system in Belarus should be as effective and optimal as possible, said President Alexander Lukashenko on March 10 at a meeting to review the operation of law enforcement agencies in 2016 and optimization of the law enforcement and judicial system.
Invited at the meeting were more than 250 participants.
Over the past 10 years, crime in Belarus has fallen by almost half. This is a good result.
Alexander Lukashenko: There will be no Maidan in Belarus
Relations with Russia, employment policy and the decree on social dependency were discussed on March 9 at the meeting hosted by President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.
Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says
Celebratory march in honour of the 100th anniversary of Belarusian police held in Minsk
Belarusian police marked its 100th anniversary on March 4, 2017. As many as 100 years ago, the first Chief of Minsk People’s Militia, which substituted the Russian Empire police after the February Revolution (the first of the two Russian revolutions in 1917),was appointed. This day is a celebration for the Belarusian law enforcement bodies. A lot of events were held in honour of the 100th anniversary.
Belarus preparing to celebrate 100th anniversary of police
Delegations from 16 countries have arrived in Minsk to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Belarusian police. Celebrations are being held on March 3.
The ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to police officers and servicemen of Interior Ministry troops who died on duty finished just a few minutes ago.
The pre-anniversary day will end with a festive meeting and concert at the Palace of the Republic.
Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law
Belarus is ready to share experience with Vietnam in the field of law enforcement, said March 2 President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the Minister of Public Security of Vietnam Tô Lâm.
That country is one of a number of priority partners of Belarus in the Asian region. Today, Vietnam is developing rapidly, including economically.
Alexander Lukashenko: It is authorities that must ensure rights of citizens
Belarusian authorities must ensure the fundamental rights of citizens, said President Alexander Lukashenko swearing in the judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Viktor Ryabtsev February 2. The President handed him a certificate and a gift copy of the Constitution.
The ceremony was also attended by the chairmen of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, as well as the Supreme and Constitutional Courts. Alexander Lukashenko wished Viktor Ryabtsev success in his new responsible post.
President to discuss work of Belarusian law enforcement authorities
The work of enforcement authorities will be discussed at a meeting with the head of state in the near future, as Alexander Lukashenko stated during the working meeting with Chairman of the Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich.
Reforms, the optimization of the judicial and investigative systems as well as the results of its activity in 2016 are among the issues on the agenda of the meeting.
Belarus celebrates New Year 2017 (video)
Belarus has met New Year 2017 with bright shows and lots of fun. Tens of thousands of people participated in mass of New Year festivities across the country, with magnificent fireworks, greetings and music. Minsk became one big festive area that night.
Carousels for children, singing, dancing, and even fireworks. The entertainment program was very diverse in Minsk, with about 30 sites hosting some events.
Wet weather did not scare anyone. Both adults and little children had something to entertain themselves with. Even the elderly danced and sang songs.
Belarus President: Security during winter holidays vital
The topic of security during New Year and Christmas days is one of the major ones in Belarus. In this connection, President Alexander Lukashenko instructed state agencies to pay special attention to the safety of Belarusians during the New Year and Christmas holidays.
Peace and tranquility need to be preserved in Belarus at any cost.
Traffic police numbers in Belarus may be cut
The system of training in the field of security will be improved and law enforcement agencies optimized. On December 15, these matters were discussed as the Belarus President met with Security Council Secretary Stanislav Zas.
In particular, the officials discussed a package proposal on the optimization of the Interior Ministry. The head of state heard out a report on the execution of his order to improve the system of training of military personnel.
Weapon keeping rules in Belarus
Unqualified weapon usage may be deadly. That is why it is better to turn in weapons to Ministry of Internal Affairs. Our special reporter Olga Petrashevskaya has more on the use of weapons in Belarus.
Baran town. People are strolling near a tower-block. They do not know it could be different. A dweller used the house’s basement to store weapons, among which were explosives.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators have much to learn from each other
Investigators Belarus and Russia have much to learn from each other, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin.
The main area of cooperation between departments is a mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Within the framework of bilateral cooperation, the forensic department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus has visited the General Directorate of the Russian colleagues to study criminology experience.
Belarus' new Military Doctrine comes into force
The new Military Doctrine of Belarus came into force July 26. The document is based on the analysis and results of the expert assessment of the military-political situation in Belarus and around the world.
There is now a new classification of armed conflicts in the document. It also describes the conditions under which an armed confrontation within the country may occur.
The doctrine takes into account such forms of hidden threats as hybrid warfare and color revolutions.
Colonel shoulder straps presented at Interior Ministry ceremony in Minsk
A ceremony to present colonel's shoulder straps to Interior Ministry officers took place in Minsk. A landmark event for officers was held in the Hall of Victory Museum of the Great Patriotic War.
In a solemn ceremony, they all were awarded the colonel rank.
They then had a tour of the museum. The ceremony ended with the laying of flowers to the stela Minsk - Hero City.
Belarus' traffic police marks 80th anniversary with patrol car parade
A parade of patrol cars of traffic police was held in Minsk center July 6. These days the traffic police of Belarus celebrate their 80th anniversary. The anniversary fell on July 3 Independence Day but the traffic police celebrated the professional holiday on duty. Therefore the celebrations were postponed.
Taking part in the parade were famous retro cars used for patrolling such as Volga, Moskvich, and Zhiguli. They truly represent the entire epoch.
President Lukashenko: People appreciate peace and tranquility in Belarus
Belarusians appreciate the peace and tranquility in the country, said Head of State Alexander Lukashenko on July 5 at a ceremony to honor the graduates of higher military educational institutions and high-ranking officers. The President also presented the general's shoulder straps to some law enforcement agencies officers.
The ceremony is traditionally timed to in the main state holiday - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.
One million take part in Belarus' Independence Day celebrations
More than a million people took part Independence Day celebrations in Belarus. July 3 events were held throughout the day and all over the country. The most spectacular were the parade in Minsk and the evening concert at the stela "Minsk - Hero City".
The final colorful fireworks display was preceded by the campaign "Sing the anthem together."
Belarusian police to turn 100 years in 2017
Police is ready to provide security during the 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress. On 16 June the Head of State heard out a report from the Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Shunevich. The large-scale forum, which will gather 2,500 delegates, will take place in less than a week.
The President also asked about the preparation for the police anniversary: in 2017 Belarusian police will celebrate its hundredth birthday.
Belarus planning to tighten grip on violent football fans
The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs offers a number of initiatives to improve safety at football matches. Conflicts between police and fans often cause a public outcry. And the legal field here is a bit blurry, experts say. For example, the new law may specify such terms as "fan", "volunteer" and "steward".
Age rating system for films and programs to be introduced in Belarus
The Public Board for Children Protection against Harmful Content is to be created in Belarus. Such a bill was approved on April 21 by the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. The authorities took into consideration the experience of Russia, the USA, and the Netherlands during the draft development. The document demands an obligatory age rating indication for production and distribution of all information products.
Belarus wants to toughen penalties for 'crime bosses'
Belarus plans to toughen penalties for leaders of criminal groups. This initiative was voiced at the April 25 meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Shunevich.
A bill to toughen the fight against particularly dangerous crimes has already been prepared. It targets so-called "thieves in law". The Ministry of Interior believes this category of offenders should bear a heavier penalty than other members of illegal groups.
Belarusians need more safety, President Lukashenko says
Seasonal load on the western border has no effect on the quality of the work of customs and border structures. The President of Belarus heard out a report of the State Secretary of the Security Council.
The officials discussed the situation on Belarus' borders, in particular, the queues in the Lithuanian direction. It was decided to strengthen the work of the relevant crossing points.
Liability for administrative offenses to be reduced in Belarus
The liability for administrative offenses will be reduced in Belarus.
The corresponding bill could appear in the Parliament this autumn, according to the announcement of the Minister of Internal Affairs made on March, 1.
This document will take into the account the results of the public discussion of this issue. By the way, sixty thousands of people took part in this discussion. Thus, it is possible, that there will be no report made if, for instance, a driver forgets his driving license at home.
What are recent trends in Belarus' law enforcement system?
The safety of Belarusians was discussed today, on January 28 in Minsk at a board of the Interior Ministry. The Belarus President took part in the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko criticized the ministry for some innovations, but at the same time pointed out that a positive results were achieved in a number of areas in 2015. Notably, Belarusians also agree with this. According to a study of the Information Analytical Center at the Presidential Administration, more than 80% of respondents feel safe when they are on the street or in public places.
Administrative responsibility in Belarus may be liberalized
Proposals of the Belarus Interior to liberalize the administrative responsibility was by and large supported by Belarusians. Most of them concerns traffic police. In particular, 93% of respondents supported the proposal that citizens who have a driving license but forgotten it at home will be freed from administrative liability.
The Interior Ministry noted that any change to the administrative law will not be directed at reducing the security of the citizens.
Belarus' Interior Ministry for mitigating administrative penalties
The Public Council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs has initiated mitigation of punishment for administrative offenses. This decision is based on statistics. In particular, the public council discussed issues concerning traffic rules and standards of conduct in public places.
The changes will be submitted for public discussion in the near future. In interior believes that the liberalization of Belarus' justice system will help improve the image of the country.
Alexander Lukashenko, Valentin Sukalo discuss Belarusian judicial system
The justice process must be a modern and conform to international standards. The Belarusian President and Chairman of the Supreme Court talked over the judicial system and plans for the coming years on December 28.
Belarus has been conducting in recent years a judicial reform, which affects the work of courts, judicial authorities and forensic examination. Among the innovations is that the Investigative Committee was given a separate status. The economic and general courts have been united.
Belarus creates effective national system to counter terrorism financing
The fight against terrorism will be strengthened in the financial market. The countries of the Eurasian Group on combating illegal income, including Belarus, have developed a number of additional measures. In 2016, our country with the help of the World Bank will hold a national risk assessment. This step will help other states too. Those who did not complete the assessment procedure will be in the gray list. This will make it harder for them to work with major financial institutions.
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs
The problem of non-recovered receivables is the scourge of Belarus' public finances. The President held a meeting on September 23, during which he stressed that it is foreign receivables of Belarusian enterprises are of the greatest concern. After all, it is easier to cope with difficulties inside the country. The meeting considered the ways Minsk Tractor Works is resolving these issues.
Minsk City Day 2015: Security peculiarities
Minsk is ready to celebrate the city day. The celebrations, which will take place next Saturday on September 12, will last for the whole day.
The City Day will feature more than 60 cultural events across the capital. They include the international festival of historical reconstruction, a gala concert of choral music, master classes from craftsmen and dishes of medieval cuisine. The end of the holiday the spectators will be offered a colorful fireworks display.
CIS internal affairs ministers come to Minsk
Belarus stands for joint efforts in the fight against crime and terrorism, said the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, meeting on September 2 with the heads of the Ministry of Interior and Police of the CIS member countries.
In the CIS, Belarus attaches great importance to combating cybercrime, trafficking of new psychotropic and narcotic substances.
The visit of the ministers of internal affairs of the CIS in Minsk began with a ceremony to lay flowers at the Victory Monument in memory of all the victims of the Great Patriotic War.
Belarus President pardons Nikolai Statkevich, several other persons
Based on the principle of humanity, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on August 22 decided to pardon and release from prison Nikolai Dedok, Igor Olinevich, Nikolai Statkevich, Evgeny Vaskovich, Artem Prokopenko, and Yuri Rubtsov, reports the news agency BelTA.
Belarus strengthens penalties for violators of drug laws
Belarus has strengthened penalties for violators of drug laws. It involves not only the strictest discipline, but also compulsory treatment. This practice is necessary because one can often equate the words "dealer" and "addict".
People make mistakes but one has to pay a high price for them in Belarus. Such are rules spelled out in the Criminal Code. The country sees a large-scale campaign to combat drug trafficking.
"Our mission is to prevent escape by any means": Prison order in Belarus
Their service is dangerous and difficult. Internal troops' convoy service is a division of Belarusian police, which this week celebrated their professional holiday.
It is impossible for a stranger to get into this fortress with no windows.
A sentry courtyard and the so-called headquarters. 24 hours a day guards work here. Even during the daily shift, dangerous frontiers are always under cover. Each soldier has two loaded magazines.
Belarus' Constitution through eyes of 8-year-old boy
On March 15, the Belarusian Constitution celebrates its 21st birthday. CTV correspondent Ekaterina Zhilyanina decided to look at the country’s main document through the eyes of an 8-year-old citizen, check youth's knowledge of the Constitution and become familiar with how the work of the Constitutional Court.
One of the first and most perfect set of laws of medieval Europe was the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of 1588. It was published in the Old Belarusian, but translated into French, German, Polish, Latin, Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Belarus' police celebrate professional holiday March 4
Belarusian law enforcers on March 4 celebrate their professional holiday. On this day, in 1917, the people's police was created, which two years later became the official organ of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic.
In the 1920s, she fought the invaders and armed gangs. And during the Great Patriotic War, it guarded military installations and neutralized saboteurs and spies.
Interior Minister meets with representatives of foreign organizations on the eve of Police Day
Cooperation with international organizations plays a significant role in ensuring security. On the eve of Police Day, Belarus' Interior Minister met with representatives of foreign structures.
With the support of the international community, Belarus is implementing dozens of projects in the field of law enforcement.
Among the most important areas are forced migration, combating human trafficking, drug trafficking, and domestic violence.
Prosecutor General of Belarus: The number of murders has incerased, which alarms us
Alexander Lukashenko met on February 17 with the Prosecutor General of Belarus. The President asked Alexander Konyuk about the crime situation in Belarus at the end of 2014.
The officials also discussed the optimization of the prosecutor general's office. As of today, this process has been completed. Also, during the meeting the priority areas of work for 2015 were indicated. Particular attention will be paid to solving the issues that arise in the tax area.
Crime rate in Minsk down by almost 10%
Crime rate in Minsk has gone down by almost 10%. In 2014, there were fewer robberies, burglaries and cases of drunk driving in comparison with 2013.
The number of crimes committed by juveniles has also decreased. However, the number of offenses related to trafficking in drugs and psychotropic, on the contrary, has increased by almost 40%.
Police reveals details about rallies in support of Charlie Hebdo in Minsk
Open dialogue with journalists of the President of Belarus had its consequences less than 24 hours after it ended. On January 30, reaction to a number of questions asked during the press conference followed. Minsk police told the details of meetings in support of the publication Charly Hebdo and "Maidan" in Ukraine. A representative of a foreign mass media asked the President about these issues during the press conference. The Head of State instructed to thoroughly sort out these matters and provide the askers with information.