News for 21 Sep 2011

21.09.2011 Lithuania expands blacklist of Belarusian officials

Vilnius intends to add 18 Belarusian officials to those banned from entering Lithuania.

UN reiterates demands to release Ales Bialiatski

21.09.2011 UN reiterates demands to release Ales Bialiatski

On 20 September, the International Federation of Human Rights and the Human Rights House Foundation held a side-event on the criminal prosecution of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski.

Homel court convicts local activists

21.09.2011 Homel court convicts local activists

Judge Illia Svirydau of Homel Chyhunachny District Court has sentenced two local activists Andrei Tsianiuta (10 days of arrest) and Vasil Takarenka (BYR 350,000 fine) for distributing leaflets last afternoon.

Viasna suggests appealing dismissals of petitions for Bialiatski’s release

21.09.2011 Viasna suggests appealing dismissals of petitions for Bialiatski’s release

Numerous petitions for the pre-trial release of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski have been dismissed by the State Control Committee investigators.

21.09.2011 UN Human Rights Council: Release political prisoners immediately

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released its recommendations in human rights sector to the Belarusian authorities.

21.09.2011 Activist arrested right at police department

An activist of the United Civil Party Volha Padzeryna has been sentenced to 10 days’ administrative arrest by the court of Leninski district of Minsk.

21.09.2011 Dashkevich transferred to another colony due to his complaints

Representatives of the Department on serving punishments do not exclude that he may file a request for pardon.

21.09.2011 Do Minsk schools "insure" before silent action?

School administration demands notes from the students' parents.

21.09.2011 Andrej Sannikau transferred to another colony

The ex-presidential candidate has been transferred from the Navapolatsk correctional colony to the similar institution in Babruisk.

21.09.2011 Kanavalau claims tortures at interrogation on April 18

Dzmitry Kanavalau refused from his earlier testimony at the interrogation on April 18.

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