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.

Security services keep harassing journalist Karpenka

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.

Viasna awarded Danish Freedom Prize

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.

Minsk Regional Court dismisses appeal by independent trade union leader

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.

Homel court turns down complaint by Kastus Zhukouski

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.

Bialiatski trial to open 2 November

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.

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