News for 27 Jun 2012
27.06.2012 The Ministry of Information will fight against extremism and terrorism
The Ministry of Information, together with the Border and Customs Committees of Belarus, can be included into the list of state establishments that fight against terrorism and extremism.
27.06.2012 The office of the unregistered “Union of Poles” is targeted by police
At present the police are searching office No100 in Budziony Street 48A in Hrodna. It is said that that there is some press in the office which contains “anti-state calls”.
27.06.2012 Beaten and fined
Kalinkavichy residents Kanstantsin Rudzenia, 17, and his friend Natallia Malshakova have been fined by a local juvenile commission, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
27.06.2012 23 Euros of compensation for each day of illegal arrest
Mrs. Yulia Harachankova, who was detained and sentenced to five days of administrative arrest for involvement in a “silent protest” last summer, has received a compensation for the illegal arrest.
27.06.2012 Belarus at the UN Human Rights Council Today
Today (Wednesday 27 June), the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva discuss the situation of human rights in Belarus and the role that the international community should play. This is a decisive moment in the Council's engagement on Belarus.
27.06.2012 House of Representatives adopts law on amnesty in two readings at a time
Minister of Internal Affairs, General-Mayor of Police Ihar Shunevich presented the draft bill to the members of the House of Representatives.
27.06.2012 Committee to Protect Journalists: Belarusian authorities are taking revenge for the truth
Belarusian authorities should immediately release a critical journalist who was tried, convicted and sentenced to prison.
27.06.2012 Author of ”Musorok” arrested again
Ivan Amelchanka is reported to have been arrested at his home and sentenced to 15 days of arrest.
27.06.2012 The UN Human Rights Committee has registered a complaint, filed on behalf of Ales Bialiatski
His wife, Natalia Pinchuk and Antoine Bernard, the Chief executif officer of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), were the ones who filed the complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ales Bialiatski, the Chairman of the Human Rights Center Viasna, and the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), who is currently serving a sentence in a penal colony in the city of Bobruiks.
27.06.2012 Journalist risks jail for criticizing President: Urgent appeal by Amnesty International
A journalist, Andrzej Poczobut, is at risk of being sentenced to five years imprisonment in Belarus after being arrested for criticizing the Belarusian President. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.