Minsk Tsentralny District Court has dismissed the complaints lodged by human rights defenders Valiantsin Stefanovich and Andrei Bandarenka against foreign travel restrictions imposed on them for alleged draft evasion.
News for 20 Jul 2012
Urgent appeals on torture of Statkevich and Dashkevich have been sent to the United Nations.
Appeals asking to investigate the facts of inhuman treatment of political prisoners Mikalai Statkevich and Zmitser Dashkevich were sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus has refused to initiate prosecution of a number of Minsk policemen who reportedly tortured Pavel Plaksa detained on suspicion of a theft on May 30, 2012. Meanwhile, Pavel Plaksa is still in custody at Zhodzina pre-trial prison.
The consideration of a complaint lodged by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee leader Aleh Hulak against foreign travel restrictions has been postponed till 31 July, after the human rights defender presented a number of supplementary papers dealing with the case.