News for 19 Feb 2014
19.02.2014 Young Front activist appeals psychiatric abuse
Aliaksandr Latyshau from Zhlobin filed a complaint with the head of department of health of Homel Regional Executive Committee after he was referred for a psychiatric examination at a mental hospital “in connection with his earlier participation in the Young Front.”
19.02.2014 EU views only six Belarusians as political prisoners, rights defender says
Minsk, 18 February. The European Union views only six citizens of Belarus as political prisoners, Valyantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of a human rights organization called Vyasna (Spring), told European Radio for Belarus on Monday evening with reference to the ambassador of an EU country.
19.02.2014 CEC amends regulations for observers after petition by BHC
The Central Commission for Elections and National Referendums granted today an appeal of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and amended its Regulation on the Delegation of Observers to Polling Stations. Observers can now be delegated by the central governing bodies of political parties and other public associations.
19.02.2014 Mahiliou journalists harassed by law enforcement and officials
Chairman of the Mahiliou Regional Executive Committee Piotr Rudnik ordered to “grind to the dust” a local independent small-circulation newspaper called “Nash Mahiliou” (“Our Mahiliou”), while the local freelance journalist Aliaksandr Burakou has been harassed by the police over his contribution for the independent media.