News for 2 Dec 2013

02.12.2013 Statement of BAJ on the Outbreak of Violence against Journalists in Ukraine

The Belarusian Association of Journalists expresses solidarity and support to our colleagues who are now trying to cover as broadly as possible the current events in Ukraine. We are indignant at the violent actions against our colleagues who perform their professional duties.

Lawyer Pavel Sapelka greets German colleagues at human rights forum in Berlin

02.12.2013 Lawyer Pavel Sapelka greets German colleagues at human rights forum in Berlin

On 29 November in Berlin the German Bar Association (DAV) held a Forum on human rights. Among those invited to this event was a representative of Belarus, a lawyer and attorney Pavel Sapelka.

It is still unknown who put the website of HRC “Viasna” on the black list

02.12.2013 It is still unknown who put the website of HRC “Viasna” on the black list

The appeals to the state agencies which form the list of banned sites have yielded no results. The Ministry of Communications, in particular, reported that it didn't possess such information as far as the website spring96.org was not registered in the national segment of the Internet.

02.12.2013 Andrei Tsianiuta: teach the police

The co-chairman of the “Young Front” Andrei Tsianiuta has filed a complaint to the chairman of the Savetski District Police Department of Homel. There he claims to have been detained on 16 November 2013 by the police and released in two hours without getting any charges. On 27 November Mr. Tsianiuta received a copy of the report of an administrative offence.

02.12.2013 Night search held at Mikalai Statkevich's prison cell

The prisoner's wife, Maryna Adamovich, has received two letters from him after a long break. From these letters she found about the new attempts of exercising pressure on Mikalai Statkevich.

Brest authorities create obstacles to human rigths picket

02.12.2013 Brest authorities create obstacles to human rigths picket

According to the Ruling of the Council of Ministers № 207 of 2012, upon receipt of an application for holding a mass event the Executive Committee must send a copy of the registered application to the police, after which the executive committee must discuss with the police the actions of the latter during the event.

Minsk: Cities for Life, cities against the Death Penalty

02.12.2013 Minsk: Cities for Life, cities against the Death Penalty

During the several last years actions against the death penalty have been held in Minsk within the frames of the campaign "Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty" on the last day of November.

House of Representatives doesn't distinguish the Belarusian language from Russian

02.12.2013 House of Representatives doesn't distinguish the Belarusian language from Russian

Member of the United Civil Party Viktar Malochka received an answer from the House of Representatives to his complaint concerning a violation of the language legislation by two MPs from the Salihorsk district, Yauhen Abalenski and Taisa Danilevich.

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