News for 20 Oct 2011
20.10.2011 Gay activist sacked
Aliaksandr Paluian, editor-in-chief of the Belarusian LGBT web-site www.gayby.net, has been dismissed by the management of the Minsk office of an international company, European Radio for Belarus reports.
20.10.2011 Security services keep harassing journalist Karpenka
Lida independent journalist Siarhei Karpenka is likely to be charged with abusing policemen. This is another episode in a series of facts of harassment used by the law enforcement agencies against the BelSat TV Channel reporter.
20.10.2011 Viasna awarded Danish Freedom Prize
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” has been awarded the 2011 Politiken Freedom Prize, an international human rights award sponsored by the Denmark-based Politiken radical-social, liberal newspaper.
20.10.2011 Minsk Regional Court dismisses appeal by independent trade union leader
Minsk Regional Court has dismissed a cassational appeal by Henadz Fiadynich, chair of the Radio Electronic Industry Trade Union, who was fined BYR 700,000 for alleged involvement in organizing an unauthorized mass rally back in September.
20.10.2011 Homel court turns down complaint by Kastus Zhukouski
Judge Tatsiana Adrybets of Homel Chyhunachny District Court has dismissed a complaint by local opposition activist Kastus Zhukouski against illegal actions by the policemen on 11 October.
20.10.2011 Brest HR defender vs. forced fingerprinting
Brest Leninski District Court has dismissed a complaint by local human rights lawyer Raman Kisliak against illegal actions by the Interior Ministry and Brest Leninski District Department of Internal Affairs, as well as a police inspector who reportedly coerced the activist to fingerprinting, Radio Racyja reports.
20.10.2011 Bialiatski trial to open 2 November
The trial of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski is due to start at 10 a.m. 2 November at Minsk Maskouski District Court.