News for June 2012
Andrei Molchan, activist of the European Belarus opposition movement who was beaten by the police on 19 May, is going to stand trial at Minsk Pershamaiski District Court due on 4 July, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
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.
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.