News for 17 Jul 2012
17.07.2012 Human Rights Center “Viasna” demands to immediately and unconditionally release Zmitser Dashkevich
According to the information received by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, the administration of penal colony No. 13 in the town of Hlybokaye, where Zmitser Dashkevich is currently serving his sentence, has submitted to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus the case file to initiate an investigation and possible criminal prosecution under Par. 1 Art. 411 of the Criminal Code (malicious disobedience of the administration of a penal colony).
A number of opposition activists of the town of Salihorsk (Minsk region) have been reportedly summoned to local police department for “conversations” ahead of President Lukashenka’s visit to town expected today.
Baranavichy human rights defender Siarhei Housha, registered as observer at local constituency No. 5, has addressed the Central Election Commission with a complaint, saying that the formation of the constituency’s election commission was accompanied with certain violations of the Electoral Code.