News for 12 Jan 2012

Court turns down appeal of Uladzimir Marozau against smothering by police

12.01.2012 Court turns down appeal of Uladzimir Marozau against smothering by police

On 12 January the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk considered the appeal of disabled Uladzimir Marozau against the refusal of the Pershamaiski District Procuracy of Minsk to instigate a criminal case against the policemen who had smothered the man during a peaceful protest action.

Homel: court upholds picket ban

12.01.2012 Homel: court upholds picket ban

On 12 January Siarhei Shytsikau, Judge of the Tsentralny District Court of Homel, turned down the appeal of the Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka against the refusal of the Homel City Executive Committee to authorize their picket, dated to the Human Rights Day, 10 December.

Homel: detention of Vasil Paliakou and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh

12.01.2012 Homel: detention of Vasil Paliakou and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh

The head of the Homel regional organization of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou and its activist Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh were detained by riot police at about 3.50 p.m. near the Central market, while handing out the party bulletin “Holas Rozumu” (“Voice of Reason”).

12.01.2012 Supreme Court started consideration of anarchists' appeals

The Supreme Court started the consideration of the appeals filed by Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok and Aliaksandr Frantskevich, activists of anarchist movement who had been convicted for political reasons.

12.01.2012 Ministry of Justice freezes registration of Belarusian Christian Democracy

On 11 January the Belarusian Christian Democracy received a letter from the Ministry of Justice, in which it was stated that the ministry suspended the process of registration of the party.

12.01.2012 Vitsebsk: Siarhei Kavalenka placed into isolation ward

As the mother of the political prisoner from Vitsebsk, Siarhei Kavalenka who is on a hunger strike for 24 days, has found out, he was placed in an isolation ward a week ago.

12.01.2012 Ex-political prisoner Yaromenak expelled from university

“Young Front” activist Uladzimir Yaromenak has learned about his expulsion from the university after serving 15-day arrest for an action of solidarity near the Read Church on 19 December. The guy received a telephone call from the university and was told he could take back his documents.

12.01.2012 Court transfers political prisoner Statkevich to prison for three years

On 12 January the former presidential candidate stood trial in a penal colony in Shklou.

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