News for 22 Jun 2012
Statement by the Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna” strongly condemns the arrest of and libel charges brought against journalist Andrei Pachobut, and views the case as politically motivated harassment aimed at sanctioning his professional activities and freedom of expression. We consider Andrei Pachobut another political prisoner and demand his immediate and unconditional release.
22.06.2012 Head of American Bar Association sends letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on violations of international law in Belarus
William T. Robinson III, President of the American Bar Association, has sent a letter of concern to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navanethem Pillay urging her to address violations of international law in Belarus.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has appointed three Special Rapporteurs to monitor the situation in Belarusian pre-trial prisons, as part of the case of Brest resident Mrs. Inha Abramava.