News for 31 Oct 2013

Vitsebsk activists sue city executive committee

31.10.2013 Vitsebsk activists sue city executive committee

Having been refused a refusal on holding a march and a rally, coordinator of the Movement "For Freedom" of Vitsebsk region, Khrystafor Zhaliapau and activist of the organizing committee of the Social Democratic Party "Narodnaya Hramada" Aliaksei Haurutsikau filed a lawsuit with Kastrychnitski district court. The activists believe that by banning the events the officials violated the law and the rights of citizens to freely express their thoughts.

31.10.2013 Political prisoner Andrei Haidukou visited by family

Volha Haidukova, the mother of political prisoner Andrei Haidukou, visited her son during a long-term meeting at colony No. 19 in Mahiliou, Radio Racyja reports.

Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka dies in road accident in Minsk

31.10.2013 Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka dies in road accident in Minsk

Human rights activist Viktoryia Starastsenka, 25, died last morning after being hit by a truck. The accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. in Karbyshau Street. The girl was crossing the roadway at an unregulated pedestrian crossing when she was hit by a truck moving at a speed of 90 kilometers per hour, udf.by reports.

Human rights violations in Belarus discussed at UN side-event

31.10.2013 Human rights violations in Belarus discussed at UN side-event

On October 30, 2013 New York City hosted a side event at the UN General Assembly with the participation of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Mr. Miklos Haraszti, and the Belarusian and international human rights defenders: Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", Zhanna Litvina, leader of Belarusian Association of Journalists, Sasha Koulaeva, head of FIDH’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk.

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