News for 23 Dec 2013

Viasna’s Mahiliou office presents new animated film against the death penalty

23.12.2013 Viasna’s Mahiliou office presents new animated film against the death penalty

Over 20 residents of Mahiliou gathered on December 21 to watch the anti-death penalty animated films “Flight”, “Queue” and the new film “Executioner” at the Kola community center. The presentation was conducted by coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” Andrei Paluda, who noted that the government still conceals information about death sentences and their execution.

Expert: Restrictions on prisoners’ appeals to state bodies, public organizations and media are groundless

23.12.2013 Expert: Restrictions on prisoners’ appeals to state bodies, public organizations and media are groundless

The issue of filing complaints or expressing dissatisfaction by prisoners is analyzed by lawyer Pavel Sapelka, expert of a monitoring group that studies the conditions of citizens in detention in Belarus.

Valiantsin Stefanovich complains against Prosecutor General’s Office

23.12.2013 Valiantsin Stefanovich complains against Prosecutor General’s Office

Last week, Valiantsin Stefanovich, Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", received a reply to his appeal to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus, which concerned the introduction of the website spring96.org in the list of restricted access.

23.12.2013 Uladzimir Yaromenak to serve sentence in Baranavichy

Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of the Young Front youth opposition movement, will serve his sentence in a detention house in Baranavichy (Brest region). His wife was told about this at the Department of Corrections of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Young Front’s website reports.

Aleh Alkayeu: Execution is murder

23.12.2013 Aleh Alkayeu: Execution is murder

What does the executioner feel? Aleh Alkayeu, former chief of prison No. 1 in Minsk in 1996-2001, who was involved in 134 executions, tells the activists of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” about this.

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