Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.
On August 30, political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou is going to celebrate another birthday in prison. The activist was taken into custody on December 5, 2013 after he was convicted under Article 421 of the Criminal Code (“non-compliance with preventive supervision restrictions”).
Liudmila Dzenisenka, chairperson of the Brest office of the Belarusian Party of the Left "Fair World", in who was running this years’ local elections as a candidate for the City Council, lodged a complaint with the Leninski District Court in order to find out who voted at their residence in the city’s constituency No. 13.
The Tsentralny District Court of Homel considered yesterday an administrative case against activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski, who was detained by riot police on August 25. As a result, Judge Volha Kazlova convicted the activist of disobeying police officers (Article 23.4 of the Administrative Code) and sentenced him to an administrative arrest of five days.
Belarus violated right to peaceful assembly against UCP activist in Homel, says UN Human Rights Committee
The UN Human Rights Committee has said that the Belarusian authorities violated the right of the deputy chairman of the United Civil Party (UCP) Vasil Paliakou to peaceful assembly, by banning in September 2008 a mass event aimed to urge citizens not to take part in the parliamentary elections, which took place on September 28, 2008.