Biarozauka town executive committee (Lida district, Hrodna region) has banned a picket of support to Belarusian prisoners of conscience applied for by local civil activists Siarhei Trafimchyk, Yury Dziashuk and V. Ashurka, www.harodniaspring.org reports.
News for 16 Aug 2011
On 16 August, Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich, serving his two-year term for alleged battery, was not allowed seeing his lawyer for a third time this summer, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, quoting the Young Front’s press-service.
16.08.2011 Sign personal guarantee for Ales Bialiatski!
Ales Bialiatski, Chairperson of the Human Rights Center Viasna and vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), was detained on 4 August 2011 within the framework of a criminal case brought under Part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, "Concealment of income on a large scale". This article envisages up to seven years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.
A number of prosecuting officials linked to the disclosure of Ales Bialiatski’s bank account details have been fired, Polish Prosecutor General Andrzej Seremet said at a special press-conference in Warsaw, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of the Lithuanian Republic, apologized for the “misunderstanding” that resulted in the arrest of Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, the BelaPAN news agency reports, quoting www.delfi.lt.