The Central District Court of Minsk is investigating criminal case today against activist Yuryj Rubtsou fom Homel. He is charge with a malfeasance under the article 391 of the Criminal Code “Contempt of a judge or a lay judge”. Process is conducted by Judge Natallia Vajtsekhovich.
September 13, a presentation of the book by a former political prisoner and leader of the Belarusian Christian Democrats Pavel Seviarynets, “Belarusian Depth”, was held with the assistance of the local branch of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
The author, ex-political prisoner Ales Bialiatski came there together with the compiler of the book Alena Laptsionak. At a meeting in the "European club" they told the story of the creation of a collection of essays written in the Babruisk penal colony, where he served a prison term for his human rights activities.
This was reported by human rights activist Barys Bukhel who maintains contact with the investigators. Last time Aliaksandr Shachanok was seen August 27, when leaving the building of the Bykhau District Court. August 29, his relatives started looking for him and then applied to the police.
The Tsentralny District Court of Homel dismissed the claim of the activist of "Young Front" Dzmitry Kramianetski to the police department of the Homel Regional Executive Committee and the Ministry of Finances of the Republic of Belarus for pecuniary compensation for moral damages.
September 11, friends and relatives were unable to contact an activist of “Zmena” (youth wing of “Tell the Truth”) Yahor Viniatski. As reported by his mother, Aliaksandra Viniatskaya, whom he was allowed to phone after a trial, he was sentenced to 15 days of arrest. There is no information about the essence of the charges to him so far.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Azerbaijan.
President Putin decided to award millions to human rights defenders against the background of the ongoing attack on "foreign agents" including a number of human rights NGOs. Human rights activists fear of the possibility of being smothered in the embraces of such prizes.