Baranavičy District Court heard yesterday an appeal filed by local trade union activist Ryhor Hryk, who challenged a ban on the May Day rally imposed by the local executive committee. As a result, Judge Mikalai Selimanovich found the activist’s claims groundless.
On May 22, the Homieĺ District Court heard an administrative case of local freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski. As a result, the freelancer was punished by a fine of 25 basic units under Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code (illegal manufacturing media products).
Human rights defenders in Biaroza have received a reply from the Brest Regional Executive Committee signed by the deputy chairman Leanid Tsupryk. The letter concerned an earlier decision of the Biaroza executive committee to ban a picket scheduled for March 9.
Amnesty International: Overwhelming new evidence of prisoners being tortured and killed amid conflict in Ukraine
Overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners, serve as a stark reminder of the brutal practices being committed on a near-daily basis in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
In March, human rights activist Pavel Levinau wrote to the General Directorate of Justice of the Viciebsk Regional Executive Committee to protest against decision No. 881 of the Viciebsk City Executive Committee “On mass events in the city of Viciebsk”. A month later he received an answer: the decision is fully consistent with the Constitution and international treaties.