News for 16 Sep 2011
16.09.2011 Homel human rights defenders launch campaign “Happy Birthday, Ales Bialiatski!”
On 16 September, Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka launched a regional campaign in support to the imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski marking his birthday due on 25 September.
16.09.2011 Homel court turns down appeal by social network user
On 16 September, Homel Regional Court dismissed an appeal lodged by Mazyr driver Mikhas Karatkevich against a fine of BYR 105,000 he was sentenced to for alleged posting appeals for participating in a “silent protest” on his page at Vkontakte social network service, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
16.09.2011 September 16 - anniversary of disappearance of Krasouski and Hanchar
Opposition politician Victar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasouski disappeared with no traces on this very day in 1999 in Minsk.
16.09.2011 Health of Zmitser Bandarenka deteriorated
The wife of the political prisoner, Volha Bandarenka, has seen her husband in the penal colony.
16.09.2011 European Parliament resolution of 15 September 2011 on Belarus: the arrest of human rights defender Ales Bialatski
Belarus: arrest of Ales Bialatski, human rights defender