News for 28 Oct 2013

Bialynichy activists call for abolition of the death penalty

28.10.2013 Bialynichy activists call for abolition of the death penalty

Civil society and political activists from the town of Bialynichy, Mahiliou region, urged local residents to join the campaign against the death penalty in Belarus. Local activists of the BPF party and the "Tell the Truth" campaign distributed postcards "We are against the Death Penalty", which suggest that Belarus should abandon the death penalty.

28.10.2013 Political prisoner Dziadok thrown into punishment cell two times in autumn

Mikalai Dziadok was thrown into a punishment cell in September and October.

28.10.2013 Belarusian human rights defenders urge UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish office in Minsk

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) should establish a mission in Belarus, the delegates to the Third Belarusian Human Rights Forum, which took place in Vilnius on Saturday and Sunday, say in a statement.

50 pickets banned in Vitsebsk since 2011

28.10.2013 50 pickets banned in Vitsebsk since 2011

Aliaksei Haurutsikau and Khrystafor Zhaliapau received another ban on a picket from Vitsebsk’s Pershamaiski district administration. The picket of solidarity with political prisoners was scheduled for October 29.

28.10.2013 Many Belarusians have stereotypes about human rights defenders, survey suggests

Many Belarusians have negative stereotypes about human rights defenders as a result of government propaganda, Aleh Hulak, head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, said at the Third Belarusian Human Rights Forum in Vilnius on October 26.

28.10.2013 Natallia Pinchuk: No concessions to regime

Ales Bialiatski's wife called on the West to be consistent in relation to Belarus.

Results of the Third Belarusian Human Rights Forum. Valiantsin Stefanovich’s speech at the event.

28.10.2013 Results of the Third Belarusian Human Rights Forum. Valiantsin Stefanovich’s speech at the event.

In his speech at the Forum on October 26, deputy head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" spoke about the human rights developments in Belarus since the previous Forum in 2010.

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