News for 6 Aug 2012
06.08.2012 International Solidarity Day with Civil Society and Human Rights Movement of Belarus (photo report)
Actions in support of Ales Bialiatski and all political prisoners in Belarus were held on 4 August in different countries of the world: France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Switzerland, Norway… We propose to your attention a photo report from these actions.
On 10 July Aleh Volchak addressed the Maskouski District Court of Minsk with an appeal against the actions (inaction) of the state institution resulting in inhuman and humiliating treatment, asking to close down the delinquents' isolation center in Akrestsin Street for bringing it in line with the UN standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners.
Human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun applied to the Mazyr District Court against ruling of the Mazyr District Executive Committee #1202 of 15 September 2011 concerning the holding of mass events. After the adoption of this ruling the local authorities started demanding that organizers of mass events concluded paid service agreements with police, medics and communal utilities and attached them to applications for the authorization of such actions.
06.08.2012 Black PR used against BPF candidate in Pinsk
As soon as the head of the Pinsk organization of the Belarusian Popular Front Aliaksandr Ramanovich stated his intention to get nominated as a candidate for the Parliament at Pinsk election constituency #14, a denigration campaign was launched against him.
As the city authorities prohibited Maladechna dweller Eduard Balanchuk to hold a picket at the central square, he walked there wearing a T-shirt “Freedom to Ales Bialiatski” in order to remind about the anniversary of the arrest of the well-known human rights defender. The police didn't pose any pretensions to him.
On 4 August, the anniversary of the imprisonment of Ales Bialiatski, local human rights defenders and civil activists held an action of solidarity with political prisoners. They posted and handed out leaflets with the demand to release the human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, the head of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).