News for 6 Mar 2012

Babruisk: Alena Toustsik regularly “invited” to police

06.03.2012 Babruisk: Alena Toustsik regularly “invited” to police

Activist of the United Civil Party Alena Toustsik, fined for lighting candles on the Ancestors’ Day, 2 November, suffers from excessive police attention.

Kavalenka’s relatives try to do everything possible to save his life

06.03.2012 Kavalenka’s relatives try to do everything possible to save his life

On 27 February the family of Siarhei Kavalenka informed the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council about the situation of the political prisoner who continues a hunger strike of protest after receiving a prison sentence on 24 February. The document was prepared with the help of Vitebsk human rights defenders.

Orsha police and medic Saikou subject dipsomaniacs to forced suggestive treatment

06.03.2012 Orsha police and medic Saikou subject dipsomaniacs to forced suggestive treatment

Several days ago the head of the Orsha District Police Bureau Leanid Mikhailau gave an interview to the state-owned "Arshanskaya Hazeta", dated to the Police Day. He enumerated the achievements of the local police, including the struggle against dipsomania, and told how such struggle was conducted.

06.03.2012 Police keep phoning to Raman Pratasevich

The pressurization of Raman Pratasevich, an activist of the "Young Front", continues.

Uladzimir Katsora appeals fine at UN Human Rights Committee

06.03.2012 Uladzimir Katsora appeals fine at UN Human Rights Committee

On 5 March Homel oppositionist Uladzimir Katsora filed an individual communication with the UN Human Rights Committee. The activist is of the opinion that the Belarusian authorities who were represented by the police officers who detained him and fined for the organization of a People's Assembly, violated Articles 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – the right to disseminate information and freedom of peaceful assemblies.

Uladzimir Katsora appeals fine at UN Human Rights Committee

06.03.2012 Uladzimir Katsora appeals fine at UN Human Rights Committee

On 5 March Homel oppositionist Uladzimir Katsora filed an individual communication with the UN Human Rights Committee. The activist is of the opinion that the Belarusian authorities who were represented by the police officers who detained him and fined for the organization of a People's Assembly, violated Articles 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – the right to disseminate information and freedom of peaceful assemblies.

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