News for 16 Nov 2011

BELARUSIAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE MISSING

16.11.2011 BELARUSIAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE MISSING

The whereabouts of Belarusian prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau are currently unknown. Amnesty International fears he may be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Bialiatski trial to be resumed on 22 November

16.11.2011 Bialiatski trial to be resumed on 22 November

Judge Siarhei Bandarenka has reopened the trial of Ales Bialiatski at Minsk Maskouski District Court.

Maladechna activist faces expulsion

16.11.2011 Maladechna activist faces expulsion

Maladechna activist of the Young Front movement Pavel Siarhei is facing expulsion from local polytechnics college, after he served administrative arrest for egging the Lenin monument in Minsk on 7 November.

People’s Assembly Babruisk activist appeals arrest

16.11.2011 People’s Assembly Babruisk activist appeals arrest

Babruisk activist Mrs. Halina Smirnova is going to appeal her arrest for involvement in the People’s Assembly on 8 October, says Mahiliou human rights defender Barys Bukhel.

Baranavichy prosecutor upholds marathon ban

16.11.2011 Baranavichy prosecutor upholds marathon ban

On 15 November, Baranavichy businessman Mikalai Charnavus received a reply from the district prosecutor’s office concerning an earlier ban on a marathon applied for by the entrepreneur.

16.11.2011 Dismissal for People’s Assembly

Anzhela Kambalova had to dismiss from a private firm by agreement of the parties on November 15.

16.11.2011 Sannikau secretly transferred to another colony

Former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau has been secretly transferred to a different penal colony, the Nasha Niva newspaper reports, quoting the prisoner’s lawyer Andrei Varvashevich.

Mazyr court restricts freedom of peaceful assembly

16.11.2011 Mazyr court restricts freedom of peaceful assembly

On 19 October, Mazyr human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun lodged a complaint with local court against a ban on a picket in support of Belarusian prisoners of conscience scheduled for 8 October.

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