News for 21 Oct 2013

Vilnius to host 3rd Belarusian Human Rights Forum on October 26-27

21.10.2013 Vilnius to host 3rd Belarusian Human Rights Forum on October 26-27

The 3rd Belarusian Human Rights Forum will be held on 26-27 October, 2013 in Vilnius. The Forum will bring together representatives of the Belarusian human rights organizations, as well as international and foreign human rights groups.

21.10.2013 Army major stands trial for refusal to take ideology exam

The Border Committee prepares a show trial against major Aliaksei Kastsiukou.

NGOs urge EU to make its restrictive measures against Belarus effective

21.10.2013 NGOs urge EU to make its restrictive measures against Belarus effective

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, together with a group of human rights NGOs from several European countries, sent a letter this week to the ministers of foreign affairs of EU member states urging the EU to extend and expand its targeted economic sanctions against Belarusian companies providing support to the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenka by exporting to and through the EU.

Uladzimir Labkovich insists on penalty for judge

21.10.2013 Uladzimir Labkovich insists on penalty for judge

Uladzimir Labkovich, member of the Board of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", filed on October 18 a complaint to the Minsk City Court against the decision of Savetski District Court. The human rights defender disagrees with the penalty he was punished with for the dissemination of information materials about the head of the organization and political prisoner Ales Bialiatski.

21.10.2013 Mass detentions of journalists in Minsk

Independent journalists were detained at Minsk's central railway station.

21.10.2013 Nikolai Avtukhovich: A Letter from Hell

Political prisoner Nikolai Avtukhovich wrote a shocking letter from jail.

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