News for 7 Oct 2011
07.10.2011 Statement of Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi in support of Ales Bialiatski
Shirin Ebadi, well-known Iranian human rights activist and lawyer, awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, gave a statement on the case of her Belarusian colleague Ales Bialiatski :
07.10.2011 Orsha: all policemen are away at dance parties
As it follows from the answer given to Orsha human rights defenders Vasil Berasneu and Vasil Leuchankau by Anatol Silchanka, head of the Orsha District Police Department, the situation with police personnel in Orsha is catastrophic.
07.10.2011 Monkey business of Mazyr officials
Mazyr human rights defender Uladzimitr Tseliapun still hopes to hold a picket in support of political prisoner Ales Bialiatski. However, the local authorities try to invent different pretexts not to allow the action.
07.10.2011 Workers of “Mahilioukhimvalakno” are afraid to sign address of “Tell The Truth!”
According to Aliaksei Paulouski, workers of the state enterprise “Mahilioukhimvalakno” (“Mahiliou Chemical Tissue”) showed a positive attitude to the address asking the authorities to decrease the prices in the state shops by 20% (the percent by which the Belarusian ruble became stronger towards the US dollar according to the official information).
07.10.2011 Persecution of organizers of the People's Assembly continues all over Belarus
The Belarusian authorities continue pressurizing members of the organizing committee of the national People's Assembly which will take part in towns and cities of Belarus on 8 October.
07.10.2011 Minsk: detention of IISEPS director Aleh Manayeu
On 6 October Aleh Manayeu was arrested by special purpose troops near Peramoha Square in Minsk.
07.10.2011 Are defendants in the metro blast case beaten in prison?
Lawyers have attracted attention of the court that their clients have bruises and abrasions in the beginning of the preliminary investigation.