News for 18 Oct 2011

Homel activists appeal arbitrary detention

18.10.2011 Homel activists appeal arbitrary detention

Homel activists Vasil Paliakou and Leanid Sudalenka have lodged a complaint with chief of Homel Tsentralny District Police Department, appealing their arbitrary detention on the day so called “People’s Assembly” was held, 8 October, www.gomelspring.org reports.

Prosecutors “washing hands” of Orsha HR defenders’ case

18.10.2011 Prosecutors “washing hands” of Orsha HR defenders’ case

Orsha prosecuting authorities have evaded providing legal assessment to a human rights picket banned by local executive officials; they suggested addressing the court, instead.

Prosecutor’s Office: We don’t know who and when broke the leg of opposition activist Zhukouski

18.10.2011 Prosecutor’s Office: We don’t know who and when broke the leg of opposition activist Zhukouski

“The use of physical force was lawful; no abuse of power was committed; the reported leg fracture during the detention was not confirmed,” say the results of an investigation into the police-related use of violence against opposition activist Kastus Zhukouski carried out by Homel Tsentralny District Prosecutor’s Office.

Stéphane Hessel joins Ales Bialiatski’s Nobel nominating committee

18.10.2011 Stéphane Hessel joins Ales Bialiatski’s Nobel nominating committee

Stéphane Hessel, Honorable President of the Committee of Members of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the last living person involved in editing of the International Declaration of Human Rights, has joined the International organizing committee for the nomination of Ales Bialiatski, leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in protecting human rights.

BPF Slonim activist keeps receiving runaround replies to his complaints

18.10.2011 BPF Slonim activist keeps receiving runaround replies to his complaints

Ivan Sheha, member of the Belarusian Popular Front’s Slonim office, has received two formal replies from the local prosecutor’s office.

Salihorsk authorities ban anti-torture picket

18.10.2011 Salihorsk authorities ban anti-torture picket

Aliaksandr Rymasheuski, chair of Salihorsk town executive committee, has ruled to ban a picket against torture reportedly used against the imprisoned Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich. The official ban refers to the applicants’ failure to meet the requirements of Par. 6 Art. 5 of the Mass Events Code.

18.10.2011 Brest executive officials impede Leftists’ activities

Activists of Brest city office of the Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” have lodged a complaint with the regional executive committee, after the city authorities refused to provide the office with a legal address.

18.10.2011 Supreme Court to consider “Tell the Truth” campaign’s complaint

The civil campaign has not been allowed to get registration.

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