Viasna calls to end harassment of Andrei Bandarenka and Mikhail Zhamchuzhny in prison

Viasna calls to end harassment of Andrei Bandarenka and Mikhail Zhamchuzhny in prison

Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", has sent a petition to the Minister of the Interior and the Prosecutor General, urging the officials to put an end to the harassment of human rights defenders Andrei Bandarenka and Mikhail Zhamchuzhny currently serving their sentences in Mahilioŭ and Navasady.

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of Henadz Yakavitski, asks for respite

UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of Henadz Yakavitski, asks for respite

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has registered an individual communication submitted on behalf of Henadz Yakavitski, who was sentenced to death on 5 January for murdering his partner back in July 2015.

Double standards or negligence of election officials?

Double standards or negligence of election officials?

“We Want Changes!” and “Deeds After Words, Results After Deeds!” at the picket of a future candidate versus “A Million Jobs” on his T-shirt. Are these all campaign slogans? Human rights activists call for clarification over several warnings issued by district electoral commissions for “illegal campaigning” by some nominees and the absence of claims in a similar situation to the others.

Viasna writes to UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over Dzmirty Paliyenka case

Viasna writes to UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over Dzmirty Paliyenka case

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” has informed the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention about the pre-trial detention of Belarusian activist Dzmitry Paliyenka, who is currently held in custody awaiting trial over his involvement in the Critical Mass cycling event on April 29 in Minsk.

‘Political qualities’ to prevail when selecting candidates to precinct elections commissions

‘Political qualities’ to prevail when selecting candidates to precinct elections commissions

The current election campaign is no exception: the election commissions are likely to have only loyal members. Lawyer Pavel Sapelka has commented on the recent response by the CEC head to his proposal to abandon such criteria ‘political qualities’ in the selection of members of the PECs.

Prison doctor to stand trial over fatal neglect

Prison doctor to stand trial over fatal neglect

The Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation into the death of Ihar Ptsichkin in jail No. 1 of Minsk in August 2014. According to latest information, the criminal case against paramedic Aliaksandr Krylou will soon reach the court.

Azimjan Askarov Case: decision of Supreme Court nowhere near implementation of UN Views

Azimjan Askarov Case: decision of Supreme Court nowhere near implementation of UN Views

Paris-Geneva, July 13, 2016 - Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan ordered a fresh appeal hearing before the Chuy Regional Court in Bishkek in the case of human rights defender Azimjan Askarov, and left his life sentence conviction unchanged, FIDH said. Azimjan Askarov remains behind bars in blatant violation of the Views of the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR), which concluded on April 21 that “Kyrgyzstan must take appropriate steps to immediately release him”.

Report on the registration of nomination groups

Report on the registration of nomination groups

The process of registration of nomination groups (initiative groups) of candidates for the House of Representatives was more democratic than that during the previous election campaign.

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