News for 28 Mar 2012

28.03.2012 Ales Bialiatski enrolled in sewing brigade in prison

The head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski has sent his first letter after a two week's silence.

Babruisk pro-dem activist sues employer over dismissal

28.03.2012 Babruisk pro-dem activist sues employer over dismissal

Babruisk resident Kanstantsin Loktseu was fired on 17 January after taking part in the organization of last year’s People’s Assembly opposition rally and a subsequent conviction for alleged violations of the Mass Events Code.

28.03.2012 Two more independent journalists warned by prosecuting officials

Alina Radachynskaya and Volha Chaichyts, members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, have received official warnings from Minsk City Prosecutor’s Office for illegal contribution to the Poland-based Belsat TV channel, BAJ’s press-service reports.

Zavadski’s widow, HR defender campaign for ratification of International Convention for Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

28.03.2012 Zavadski’s widow, HR defender campaign for ratification of International Convention for Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Sviatlana Zavadskaya, widow of TV cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski who disappeared and was later murdered in 2000, her current husband Siarhei Bakhun, as well as Brest human rights defender Raman Kisliak, have addressed the Belarusian Council of Ministers with a demand to sign the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, and to urge the Belarusian Parliament to ratify the treaty.

28.03.2012 Judge in Homyel hearing opposition activist`s suit against police

A judge of Homyel`s Tsentralny District Court on Tuesday resumed a hearing on opposition activist Uladzimir Nyapomnyashchykh’s lawsuit against the local police.

28.03.2012 Uladzislau Kavalyou shot on Constitution Day

It is indicated in his death certificate.

28.03.2012 Belarusian opposition leaders detained on the way to Moscow

Alyaksandr Atroshchankau, Syarhei Kalyakin and Anatol Lyabedzka were taken off the train on their way to Russia. They are to be tried today.

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