News for 25 Oct 2013

Mahiliou KGB avenges blogger

25.10.2013 Mahiliou KGB avenges blogger

Dzmitry Yarmolenka has been already kicked out of the Kuliashou Mahiliou State University, and now they are trying to put pressure on him at work.

Homel human rights defender Anatol Paplauny loses job

25.10.2013 Homel human rights defender Anatol Paplauny loses job

Homel human rights defender Anatol Paplauny will be fired from work “in connection with the termination of the employment contract,” which was signed by the employee a year ago. He has worked as a toolmaker at a private enterprise called “Vipra” for five years, and he has not received any penalties during the period, which is noted in the statement of resignation. “Thank you for your diligent work,” writes the company’s manager Ihar Shchyhelski.

Uladzimir Yaromenak’s appeal to be heard on November 12

25.10.2013 Uladzimir Yaromenak’s appeal to be heard on November 12

The appeal will be considered in the Minsk City Court. If the sentence remains unchanged, Yaromenak will have to serve a 3-month custody.

25.10.2013 Dismissed activist of Razam movement summoned to police station

Illia Dabratvor, activist of the Razam solidarity movement, has been summoned to Frunzenski district police department of Minsk, Radio Liberty’s Belarus service reports.

Baranavichy court denies Ukrainian minority’s right to premises

25.10.2013 Baranavichy court denies Ukrainian minority’s right to premises

On October 24, the Court of Baranavichy district and the city of Baranavichy continued to hear a complaint against the executive committee filed by local civil society activist Mikalai Charnavus.

UN Human Rights Committee receives another complaint against Salihorsk executive committee

25.10.2013 UN Human Rights Committee receives another complaint against Salihorsk executive committee

Salihorsk opposition activist Uladzimir Shyla submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee to contest a ban on a Freedom Day picket imposed by Salihorsk district executive committee in March.

Article 193.1: Lawyer Tamara Siarhei fails in challenging Prosecutor General's warning

25.10.2013 Article 193.1: Lawyer Tamara Siarhei fails in challenging Prosecutor General's warning

“The Prosecutor's Office and the court followed the instruction of the Presidential Administration,” said lawyer Tamara Siarhei in her comments on a decision taken by the civil division of the Minsk City Court on October 24. An official warning issued to the lawyer by the General Prosecutor's Office over criminal responsibility for organizing the activities of an unregistered public association took effect immediately after the decision was announced.

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