News for 17 Jan 2012
17.01.2012 Activists launch online campaign demanding abolition of Article 193.1
On 17 January, Belarusian civil society activists launched an online signature-raising campaign for the abolition of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for up to two years in prison for illegal NGO membership, www.belaruspartisan.org reports.
17.01.2012 Supreme Court upholds verdict to Homel campaigner
The Supreme Court of Belarus has upheld a verdict handed down to Homel civil activist Ihar Sluchak for alleged disorderly conduct back on 26 August.
17.01.2012 Mikalai Statkevich is in punishment cell
A lawyer of Statkevich and his wife have arrived in Mahilyou today to meet with the political prisoner.
17.01.2012 Mikalai Autukhovich to serve rest of term in prison
Political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich has stood closed trial at a penal colony in Ivatsevichy. As a result, he will be transferred to a stricter prison for alleged repeated violations of regime restrictions while serving his 5.2-year term.
17.01.2012 Rights defender to demand criminal proceedings against KGB officers who broke his computer
Human rights defender Aleh Volchak told BelaPAN on Monday that he would ask the Investigation Committee of Belarus to institute criminal proceedings against the KGB officers who had broken his computer.
17.01.2012 Minsk regional court upholds verdict to pro-dem activist
Judge Mr. Runou of Minsk Regional Court has upheld the BYR 525,000 fine handed down to Barysau pro-democratic activist Mikalai Iliushonak on 12 December 2011, dismissing the activist’s complaint against the verdict by Barysau District Court.