The state-owned media of Salihorsk have been actively covering the collecting signatures in support of the initiative group of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Meanwhile, representatives of the opposition candidates do not receive airtime or opportunity to comment.
The management of the Babrujsk-based plant of tractor parts and units continues harassing members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus. Over the past two years, the employer has got rid of several trade union activists by refusing to extend their labor contracts. But the last two cases were “the height of cynicism and humiliation of all norms of human morality," say local members of the FTU.
Pavel Sapelka: The reasons why I was refused to visit places of detention are clearly outlined in my address to the Interior Ministry
Lawyer Pavel Sapelka has received a response to his request to the Department of Corrections of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The expert asked permission to visit penal facilities in order to monitor detention conditions.
The Kastryčnicki District Court of Mahilioŭ has dismissed the administrative case against Ihar Barysau, editor-in-chief of the Naš Mahilioŭ independent newspaper, due to expiration of the two-month period for the imposition of an administrative penalty.
On July 28, Brussels hosted the first round of a resumed human rights dialogue between Belarus and the European Union. On the eve of the meeting, FIDH and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" released a joint statement to the officials involved in the talks.
Human rights defenders and journalists have received information that on 29 July the office of the head of school No. 27 in Homieĺ will gather signatures in support of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. According to a school employee, the staff were ordered to come to the headmaster's office with their passports.
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" asked the Central Election Commission (CEC) to clarify Part 9, Art. 13 of the Electoral Code, which reads as follows: "the Commission, in which the observer is accredited, has the right to deprive him of his accreditation in the case of violation of the electoral laws of the Republic of Belarus.”