News for 9 Apr 2014

Constitutional Court finds no violations in law on non-profit organizations acting as foreign agents

09.04.2014 Constitutional Court finds no violations in law on non-profit organizations acting as foreign agents

April 8 in the morning, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation voiced its verdict on the the complaint of the Commissioner for Human Rights V.P. Lukin about violation of the constitutional rights of the non-profit organizations who are accused of "performing functions of a foreign agent".

Khotsimsk: constituency commission refuses to re-count ballots

09.04.2014 Khotsimsk: constituency commission refuses to re-count ballots

Former candidate for the Mahiliou Regional Council of Deputies at Khotimsk constituency No. 54 and the candidate for the Khotsimsk District Council in Uzbiarezhnaya constituency No. 13 Valery Karankevich received a response from the constituency election commission to his complaint, in which he demanded a recount of the votes in three polling stations.

09.04.2014 Belaruskali pensioners ready for protests

Pensioners of Belaruskali company want better conditions for elderly people.

Mikhail Hladki: 8 years in jail for nothing, no compensation provided

09.04.2014 Mikhail Hladki: 8 years in jail for nothing, no compensation provided

In 2003, Mikhail Hladki was sentenced to 8 year of imprisonment for allegedly killing his brother. He served almost the whole prison term before it was found that the real killer was Eduard Lykau, who is now kept in the Minsk remand prison after being sentenced to death.

Tatsiana Reviaka's Top-4 of human rights violations in 2013

09.04.2014 Tatsiana Reviaka's Top-4 of human rights violations in 2013

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" issued another Review-Chronicle “Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in 2013”.

Animated film “Executioner” to be shown at “Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 2014”

09.04.2014 Animated film “Executioner” to be shown at “Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 2014”

The animated film “Executioner”, created by a group of volunteers of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the death penalty" was selected for display at the International Short Film Festival "Cinema Perpetuum Mobile" (Cinema Perpetuum Mobile in 2014).

UN Human Rights Committee of registered appeal of Vitsebsk psychiatrist Ihar Pastnou

09.04.2014 UN Human Rights Committee of registered appeal of Vitsebsk psychiatrist Ihar Pastnou

The medic was sent for foreced psychiatric treatment after numerous speeches criticizing the local authorities and the state of health facilities in Vitsebsk region. This direction was authorized by Vitsebsk Regional Court.

Homel human rights defenders make a gift to school on International Romani Day

09.04.2014 Homel human rights defenders make a gift to school on International Romani Day

On the International Romani Day, April 8, Maryia Klimovich and Ales Yauseyenka sent a gift to Prybory secondary school where many Romani children learn.

Workers from Bangladesh cheated in Baranavichy

09.04.2014 Workers from Bangladesh cheated in Baranavichy

As we've learned, the workers from Bangladesh, who worked as weavers for a few months at Baranavichy cotton production company, are sent home.

30 facts about political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich

09.04.2014 30 facts about political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich

Mr. Autukhovich is a Belarusian entrepreneur, sentenced to 62 months in jail for alleged storing and trafficking five fire cartridges, whereas the real reason was his struggle against corruption. We decided to remind about the most important facts from his life.

09.04.2014 Prosecutor's Office refuses to reopen Uladzislau Kavaliou's case due upon new evidence

The mother and sister of the Vitsebsk dweller who had been charged with staging the blast in Minsk metro on April 11, 2011 and sentenced to capital punishment, addressed the Prosecutor General AliaksandrKaniuk with a request to reopen the criminal case in view of discovery of new facts, RFE/RL informs.

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