News for 30 Nov 2011
30.11.2011 Supreme Court passes death verdict in subway bombing trial
Today, the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou to death on charges of plotting and executing several explosions, including a powerful blast in the Minsk underground on 11 April 2011, which claimed 15 lives.
30.11.2011 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights releases statement on Bialiatski's conviction
The sentencing of leading Belarusian human rights defender, Ales Bialiatski to 4.5 years in prison last week is disappointing and we are concerned that it will have a negative impact on the ability of Belarusian civil society to operate freely and without fear.
30.11.2011 Slonim authorities ban picket in support of Ales Bialiatski
Slonim district executive committee has banned a picket of solidarity with imprisoned Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski, referring to the absence of authorized locations for holding such events.
30.11.2011 Lawyer not allowed to meet Andrei Sannikau again
The ex-presidential candidate has not been able to meet his lawyer for two weeks.
30.11.2011 UN urges to release political prisoners in Belarus
The United Nations calls upon the Belarusian authorities to release all political opponents imprisoned for exercising their rights, immediately.
30.11.2011 Detained “Platforma” activist brutally beaten in police department
Yury Chyhilejchyk, an activist of “Platforma” informational outreach group, was beaten beyond recognition.