News for 10 Dec 2009
10.12.2009 Information action in Rechytsa
On 10 December in Rechytsa the local civil and political activists handed out about 1,500 copies of the bulletin Rechytskia Ahliad dedicated to the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As said by the human rights defender Valer Putsitski, the police did not interfere with the action and citizens treated the action positively.
10.12.2009 Human rights defenders pass petition to authorities
On the International Human Rights Day representatives of the Belarusian human rights community passed to the Presidential Administration a petition calling to abolish the death penalty as a kind of punishment that contradicts to the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution and international human rights treaties.
10.12.2009 Human rights defenders congratulate Minsk citizens on Human Rights Day
On 10 December in Minsk civil activists and representatives of different human rights organizations congratulated the people on the International Human Rights Day.
10.12.2009 Celebration of Human Rights Day is virtually banned by Belarusian authorities
Human rights are prohibited to hold pickets or any other actions on the World Day of Human Rights, 10 December.
10.12.2009 Human Rights Alliance announced names of its prizeholders
On 9 December in Minsk the civil initiative Human Rights Alliance announced the names of the holders of its yearly prize for human rights protection. The festive event was attended by about 50 people including journalists, politicians and civil activists.
10.12.2009 Belarusian Christian Democracy denied registration once again
On 9 December the Justice Ministry denied state registration to the Belarusian Christian Democracy party for the second time this year.
10.12.2009 All persons liable for military service will be fingerprinted
‘Amendments to the law On state dactylographic registration envisages spreading the obligatory fingerprinting on all those who are liable for the army service,’ stated the Interior Minister Anatoly Kuliashou, Interfax informs.