News for 20 Jun 2012
20.06.2012 Lukashenka fires four judges who convicted opposition activists
Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his June 18 presidential edict, dismissed 14 court judges, including four judges notorious for imposing prison and jail sentences on opposition activists.
20.06.2012 Court denies right to alternative service for Pavel Syarhei
The court dismissed a claim by Pavel Syarhei against a decision of the draft board to find him fit for military service.
20.06.2012 The Observatory's Urgent Appeal: Harassment of Mr. Ales Bialiatski
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has been informed about measures of reprimand and extra duty issued against Mr. Ales Bialiatski, President of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Viasna" and FIDH Vice-President and requests your urgent intervention.
20.06.2012 New checkings in Lithuania connected with scandal around Byalyatski's case
Chief Commission on professional ethics suspects that the same officials who "handed in" documents against HR defender "investigated" the incident.