News for 17 Feb 2011
17.02.2011 First trial in mass riot case: Parfiankou sentenced to 4 years of maximum security
Today Minsk Frunzenski Court sentenced Vasil Parfiankou to FOUR years of imprisonment in a high-security prison for alleged participation in the 19 December mass riot in MInsk.
17.02.2011 We will not stop our activities: statement by Human Rights Center “Viasna” concerning a warning by General Prosecutor’s Office
On 16 February 2011, Ales Bialiatski, chair of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), received an official warning on the inadmissibility of lawbreaking signed by Deputy Prosecutor General Mr. Kuklis.
17.02.2011 Czech Helsinki Committee supports Belarusian civil society
“Czech Republic, as well as the European Union and the Council of Europe, should support the efforts of Belarusians, both in respect for human rights in Belarus and for the sake of Belarus as a social state, and a future democratic law-governed state”, says a letter signed by chair of Czech Helsinki Committee Anna Sabatova and received from Prague through the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.
17.02.2011 Young Front Mahiliou activist questioned by KGB
On 16 February, Valiantsin Labachou, Mahiliou activist of the Young Front youth opposition movement was interrogated at local KGB department. The KGB officers inquired about the events of 19 December in Minsk.