News for 24 Dec 2013

How prisoners live “on taxpayers’ money”: utility bills from Mahiliou colony No. 15

24.12.2013 How prisoners live “on taxpayers’ money”: utility bills from Mahiliou colony No. 15

Minsk resident Liudmila Kuchura, whose husband is serving his sentence in the Mahiliou-based penal colony No. 15, received a certificate of municipal services covered by prisoners, as a reply to her request sent to the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Corrections.

24.12.2013 Slutsk activist fined for film screening

The Slutsk district court issued a fine of 2,600,000 rubles to Zinaida Tsimoshak.

24.12.2013 Opposition activist Makayew jailed for commemorating anti-Bolshevik rebels

A judge of the Maskowski District Court in Minsk on Monday sentenced opposition activist Alyaksandr Makayew to five days in jail, human rights defenders said.

Minsk courts convict participants of anti-tax rally

24.12.2013 Minsk courts convict participants of anti-tax rally

The court of Minsk’s Leninski district considered yesterday administrative charges brought against two persons detained during a protest staged on Friday to campaign against the introduction of a new tax on vehicle owners.

Viasna’s website named Champion of Civil Society 2013

24.12.2013 Viasna’s website named Champion of Civil Society 2013

An awarding ceremony of the “Champions of Civil Society 2013” Prize was held on December 23 at the Art-Siadziba cultural center in Minsk. The award was founded by the Pro-Democratic NGOs Assembly.

Homel Regional Court reconfirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Hrunou

24.12.2013 Homel Regional Court reconfirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Hrunou

The Homel Regional Court confirmed yesterday its death verdict to Aliaksandr Hrunou previously sentenced to capital punishment for the brutal murder of a student. This was reported by the coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” Andrei Paluda.

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