News for 7 Sep 2011

Fantastic know-how of Baranavichy authorities

07.09.2011 Fantastic know-how of Baranavichy authorities

As it follows from the answer received on 6 September 2011 by Baranavichy-based human rights defender Siarhei Housha from Dz. Kastsiukevich, Deputy Chair of the the Baranavichy City Executive Committee, the authorities prohibited holding a picket in support of Ales Bialiatski again.

ISC/CD Statement on the Detention of Belarusian Human Rights Activist Ales Bialitski

07.09.2011 ISC/CD Statement on the Detention of Belarusian Human Rights Activist Ales Bialitski

The nongovernmental International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies (ISC/CD) joins with numerous other governmental and non-governmental organizations in condemning the unjust arrest and detention of prominent Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski by the regime of President Alexander Lukashenka.

07.09.2011 Political candidate Mikalai Statkevich got injured in Shklou colony

Former presidential candidate Statkevich, sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment within the framework of the "case of 19 December," got his hand seriously injured while serving a sentence in Shklou colony. The convicted politician has been recently working at a lumber mill; now he's been sent to the infirmary.

Thomas Hammarberg: “the Belarusian authorities seek to stop <em>Viasna</em>’s assistance to victims of human rights violations”

07.09.2011 Thomas Hammarberg: “the Belarusian authorities seek to stop Viasna’s assistance to victims of human rights violations”

Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, published an article concerning the arrest of Ales Bialiatski. in the European newspaper New Europe.

07.09.2011 Ivan Shyla to spend 22 days in jail

The Horki District Court sentenced Ivan Shyla, a Salihorsk-based activist of the Young Front, to 20 days of arrest, for participation in the picket near the penal colony where the Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich is serving his two-year term, being subject to cruel and degrading treatment by the colony administration.

Ales Bialiatski's guarantors receive standard come-offs

07.09.2011 Ales Bialiatski's guarantors receive standard come-offs

Tatsiana Seviarynets, mother of political prisoner Pavel Seviarynets, received a refusal to her personal guarantee for Ales Bialiatski. Similar answers were received by tens of other citizens who signed personal guarantees for him as well.

07.09.2011 Human rights defender summonsed to the police for “correcting the violation report”

Human rights defender Anatol Paplauny was detained by Homel police after the end of the 3 July silent protest action. He was guarded to the Tsentralny District Police department of Homel, where police captain Zura drew up a report under Article 17.1, “disorderly conduct", on the detainee.

07.09.2011 Vaukavysk: civil activist tried for invitations to People's Assembly

Vaukavysk-based civil activist Vital Huliak received a writ to the Vaukavysk District Court. He will be tried on Friday for “picketing with the aim to call to the People's Assembly appointed on 8 October 2011”.

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