News for 28 Jun 2012
28.06.2012 Disgraceful facts of torture by Minsk police
The mother of Pavel Plaksa, who was detained on suspicion of committing a theft on May 30, 2012, demands to conduct a full-scale investigation into the facts of using torture against her son. After the arrest, Pavel Plaksa was taken to Minsk Leninski District Police Department, where he was reportedly subjected to torture by the policemen.
28.06.2012 Belarusian political prisoners in UN spotlight
The United Nations Human Rights Council discusses two countries – Syria and Belarus – at its 20th session.
28.06.2012 Police drag on investigation into mass illegal arrests
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” and the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend” are urging the Investigative Committee and Minsk City Prosecutor’s Office to speed up the investigation into the cases of mass arbitrary detentions at a concert organized by the Food Not Bombs campaign in Minsk-based “Yo-Ma-Yo” club on 24 March.
28.06.2012 Pavel Svyardlou's appeal to be considered on June 29
It has been sent to Minsk city court.
28.06.2012 Statkievich Held in Solitary Confinement
Details remain unknown.