News for 5 Mar 2013
05.03.2013 Still no publicity in investigation into Andrei Haidukou's case
A month ago the relatives of the arrested activist learned that the term of the investigation was extended to March. A month passed, but nothing cleared: Haidukou's parents still know nothing about what awaits their son – whether he will be tried soon or the investigation will continue further.
05.03.2013 Uladzimir Yaromenak's case to be reconsidered
On 15 January 2013 Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk found the "Young Front" activist Uladzimir Yaromenak guilty of a repeated violation of the norms of preventive supervision and punished with 12 days of arrest.
05.03.2013 Minsk Region Court upholds drafting of Pavel Siarhei
The panel of judges referred to the absence of laws on alternative civilian service and the groundlessness of the draftee's statements that he couldn't serve in the army because of his religious views.
05.03.2013 Belarusian human rights defenders: "Freedom to Bahrain!
On 4 March Belarusian human rights defenders expressed their solidarity with President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and Deputy Secretary General of FIDH Nabeel Rajab who is serving a two-year prison term for actions in support of the right to peaceful assemblies.
05.03.2013 Critical Situation for Political Prisoners in Belarus and Freedom for 40 Activists Considerably Restricted
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its Belarusian member organization, Human Rights Center Viasna, are outraged at the large-scale and systematic acts of repression being inflicted upon both political prisoners and individuals whose freedom has been restricted for political reasons. It hereby releases a document detailing this repression and calls upon the regime to cease its oppressive behavior.