News for 17 Dec 2013

17.12.2013 Uladzimir Yaromenak to serve term in Baranavichy

The activist will spent the nearest three months in the detention facility in Baranavichy.

17.12.2013 Yarmoshyna: Observers at elections will have to go through accreditation

Previously, this concerned only foreign observers, but now Belarusians as well.

Belarus hands down another death sentence (updated)

17.12.2013 Belarus hands down another death sentence (updated)

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" learned that another death verdict was pronounced in Belarus. The convict is Eduard Lykov, 53, charged with five episodes of murder while intoxicated. The sentence was handed down by the Minsk Regional Court on November 26, 2013. Lykov has been under investigation since 2011. During this time he has had three counsels.

Belarus' local elections set for 23 March 2014

17.12.2013 Belarus' local elections set for 23 March 2014

Elections to the Belarusian local councils of deputies of the 27th convocation is scheduled for 23 March 2014. Alexander Lukashenko signed relevant decree No557 on 16 December, BelTA learnt from the presidential press service.

Orsha activists sue district executive committee over banned rally

17.12.2013 Orsha activists sue district executive committee over banned rally

Judge Alesia Kotava advised the applicants of the banned picket to immediately pay another court fee, so that the complaint could be considered in two separate trials. However, she saw no violated rights to organize a mass event.

17.12.2013 Author of District Chronicles Ruslan Mirzoyeu imprisoned for 12 months

The grassroots film director will serve his sentence in Shklou. Ruslan used his last days at large for shooting an anti-drug film.

Mazyr trade union activist faces dismissal

17.12.2013 Mazyr trade union activist faces dismissal

Pavel Nazdra, an activist of the REP independent trade union’s office in Mazyr, has received threats of dismissal after his employer learned that the activist was elected leader of the Trade Union’s group in April 2013.

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