News for 21 Nov 2011
21.11.2011 Investigation into Yury Zakharanka case extended
The investigation into the case of former Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Zakharanka, who was forcibly abducted in May 1999, has been extended until 24 December 2011, the Narodnaya Volya newspaper reports.
21.11.2011 More Vitsebsk executive officials authorized to open administrative cases
Vitsebsk regional executive committee has released a decree which enables a wide range of local executive officials to initiate administrative trials.
21.11.2011 Political prisoner Autukhovich goes on hunger strike in disciplinary cell
Vaukavysk entrepreneur Mikalai Autukhovich, who is currently serving his 5-year term for alleged illegal possession and transportation of firearms, keeps being harassed by the administration of Ivatsevichy penal colony, as he has been placed in a disciplinary cell for reported disobeying orders.
21.11.2011 Salihorsk HR defenders report administrative obstacles to receiving legal aid
A 23-year-old resident of the village of Starobin, Salihorsk district, accused of murdering his daughter was unable to meet with his lawyer for two months, say local activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee.
21.11.2011 Karelichy prosecuting authorities persist in procedural abuses
Ivan Sheha, Slonim activist of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, has yet been unable to receive an official reply to his complaint against his detention by road police back on 8 October.
21.11.2011 Ihar Sluchak to appeal against decision on his arrest to Supreme Court
Ihar Sluchak from Homel has filed an appeal to the chair of the Supreme Court, Valyantsin Sukala.
21.11.2011 KGB unwilling to return seized video camera
Zmitser Salauyou, Mahiliou leader of the Belarusian Popular Front “Adradzhenne”, has been unable to recover the video camera seized by local KGB officers during a search at the activist’s residence on 15 January 2011.
21.11.2011 Rechytsa BCD activist detained by police
Rechytsa road police have reportedly detained local activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Kastus Zmushko as he was returning home together with his brother last evening, Radio Racyja reports.
21.11.2011 Brest resident appeals “silent protest” fine
Brest resident Taras Berazhnoi has lodged a complaint with the Supreme Court against a fine for alleged involvement in a “silent protest” on 29 June.
21.11.2011 Former police lieutenant-colonel accuses policemen of false witness
Former lieutenant-colonel of Salihorsk financial police Viktar Malochka keeps fighting for the rehabilitation of his rights, reportedly violated by two arbitrary detentions during so called “silent protests” on 15 and 22 June.
21.11.2011 Baranavichy activist appeals conviction of involvement in People’s Assembly
Baranavichy activist Viktar Syrytsa has a lodged a complaint with Brest Regional Court against a BYR 875,000 fine for involvement in the organization of the People’s Assembly on 8 October.