News for 6 Oct 2013

Hrodna ideologists to examine Karbalevich's book about Lukashenka for extremism

06.10.2013 Hrodna ideologists to examine Karbalevich's book about Lukashenka for extremism

Salihorsk citizen Aliaksandr Malochka received information from the head of the Ashmiany customs office about the appointment of a customs examination on the book which was seized from him at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border on 14 September, “Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Political Portrait” by Valery Karbalevich.

Hrodna City Executive Committee issues a “cynic” picket ban

06.10.2013 Hrodna City Executive Committee issues a “cynic” picket ban

Hrodna City Executive Committee once again prohibited the human rights defenders Uladzimir Khilmanovich, Raman Yurhel and Viktar Sazonau to hold an informational picket. The activists intended to hold a picket against the death penalty on 10 October, the World Day against the Death Penalty, and inform the citizens about this issue.

Brest authorities ignore the demand to repair the road in the neighbourhood of Rechytsa

06.10.2013 Brest authorities ignore the demand to repair the road in the neighbourhood of Rechytsa

Residents of this neighborhood have collected about 300 signatures to achieve the improvement of Rechytskaya and Sonechnaya streets, the repair of which has been promised by the local authorities for almost ten years.

Mahiliou policeman works dishonestly

06.10.2013 Mahiliou policeman works dishonestly

In Mahiliou, police officer Kavaliou forged a report according to which the social activist Natallia Samakhvalava allegedly refused to meet with him to testify conerning her appeal to the Presidential Administration.

Another trial for banned picket to take place in Vitsebsk on 9 October

06.10.2013 Another trial for banned picket to take place in Vitsebsk on 9 October

Vitsebsk regional coordinator of the Movement “For Freedom” Khrystafor Zhaliaoau and a representative of the organizing committee of the party “Narodmaya Hramada”, Aliaksei Haurutsikau, filed an appeal against the ban of the picket they intended to hold on 8 September. They also intend to receive the permission to hold their action at another time.

Doesn't the lawyer ofthe Biaroza District Executive Committee watch changes in the legislation?

06.10.2013 Doesn't the lawyer ofthe Biaroza District Executive Committee watch changes in the legislation?

Biaroza human rights defenders are unable to enter into a contract for the serving of their picket on 10 October by the Biaroza District Police Department.

Mahiliou MPs awake only after appeals to the Parliament and the prosecutor's office

06.10.2013 Mahiliou MPs awake only after appeals to the Parliament and the prosecutor's office

The members of the House of Representatives Aliaksandr Razganau and Eduard Siankevich submitted their answers to the collecctive appeals of the Mahiliou citizens concerning the initiation of hte Law “On Public Hearings” by the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) only in 3.5 months.

“The death penalty: a way to the past” (video)

06.10.2013 “The death penalty: a way to the past” (video)

The new video, dedicated to the topic of the death penalty in Belarus, was created as part of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty". Its presentation at youtube is dated to the World Day against the Death Penalty, which is celebrated on 10 October in most countries of the world.

Belarusians express their opinions about the death penalty

06.10.2013 Belarusians express their opinions about the death penalty

Last week, a discussion was held in Minsk for the participants of the educational program “Pcholka” ("Bee") on the subject of the death penalty in Belarus. The event was attended by representatives of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty" – Andrei Paluda and Valiantsin Stefanovich.

Alena Laptsionak: the death penalty is the murder on behalf of the state

06.10.2013 Alena Laptsionak: the death penalty is the murder on behalf of the state

Human rights activists announce a "Week against the death penalty". The culmination of the week will be 10 October, the World Day against the Death Penalty. On that day a press-conference with the relatives of death convicts, and some other events will take place. Belarus is the only country in Europe where the death penalty is still used. A member of the Human Rights Center “Viasn” Alena Laptsionak paid a visit to our studio.

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