News for 10 Jan 2012

First appeal against forced dactylography filed with UN Human Rights Committee

10.01.2012 First appeal against forced dactylography filed with UN Human Rights Committee

On 10 January Vasil Paliakou, head of the Homel regional branch of the United Civil Party, filed an individual communication with the UN Human Rights Committee concerning violation of Article 14 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the Republic of Belarus by forced dactylography.

Barysau: “prophylactic talk” with UCP member

10.01.2012 Barysau: “prophylactic talk” with UCP member

A member of the United Civil Party, collector of signatures for holding of a People’s Assembly Mikalai Iliiushonak. Mikalai had received a telephone call from the Barysau City Police Department before the New Year holidays and was told to come there. However, he demanded to be issued with an official summons first.

Siarhei Kavalenka refuses to stop his hunger-strike, while procuracy refuses to drop his case

10.01.2012 Siarhei Kavalenka refuses to stop his hunger-strike, while procuracy refuses to drop his case

A lawyer of an activist from Vitsebsk has received an official reply from the prosecutor’s office of the Pershamaiski district.

Baranavichy officials accuse Mikalai Charnavus of “arbitrary rule”

10.01.2012 Baranavichy officials accuse Mikalai Charnavus of “arbitrary rule”

On 9 January Baranavichy-based civil activist Mikalai Charnavus was summonsed to room #106 of the Main Police Department of Baranavichy, located in 50 Years ULKSM Street, 1. As he found from the talk with police major Vital Dabrachynski and police lieutenant Aliaksandr Samtsevich, Baranavichy officials accused him of arbitrary rule.

Miyory district: participants of constituent assembly of BCD are forced to refuse from their signatures

10.01.2012 Miyory district: participants of constituent assembly of BCD are forced to refuse from their signatures

This information was voiced by a Miyory resident, coordinator of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party Bahuslau Matsuk. According to him, five people were subject to pressurization.

10.01.2012 Sviatlana Chornaya continues hunger-strike against death verdict to Kanavalau and Kavaliou

The woman has been on a hunger-strike of protest against the death sentence to Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou since December. The youngsters had been sentenced to death on charges of committing a terrorist act in the Minsk metro on 11 April 2011.

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