Volha Hrunova, the mother of Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed on charges of murder, has submitted an individual complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee. She complains of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by the state. The woman has exhausted all the domestic remedies, but was unable to force officials to inform her about the time and place of the funeral of her executed son
Opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski continues his hunger strike in the Homel detention center, after being sentenced to 10 days of arrest for alleged disorderly conduct. The activist was detained on February 20, after he tried to file a complaint in the Executive Committee. After the trial, Kanstantsin Zhukouski declared a hunger strike, which he has held for five days already. On February 25, he began to drink water, because there was a danger to his life and health, but he has not stopped the strike.
Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok has been sentenced to one more year of imprisonment as a result of a trial that ended yesterday in a prison in Mahiliou. He was accused of violating prison rules under Article 411 of the Criminal Code. As a result, Mikalai Dziadok will have to spend one year and three more days in penal colony.
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" has received a complaint from a group of citizens representing the Roma diaspora in Minsk. According to them, they are facing unreasonable and arbitrary detentions by the law enforcement bodies.
On February 25, Andrea Rigoni, Special Rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), continued his fact-finding visit to Belarus with a meeting with representatives of key human rights organizations: the Human Rights Center "Viasna", the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Center for Legal Transformation Lawtrend.
In its annual report presented yesterday across the world, Amnesty International has highlighted the prosecution of Belarusian activist Yury Rubtsou, who is serving a sentence in an open institution in the village of Kuplin, Pruzhany district.