News for 18 Apr 2014
18.04.2014 Fines for Distribution of Low-Circulation Press
The Smarhon district court fined the local activist Uladzimir Shulzhytski for 3 million rubles ($300) for distribution of low-circulation bulletin Smarhonski Grak.
18.04.2014 “In the name of the Republic of Belarus”: Pavel Sialiun executed
Death convict Pavel Sialiun is said to have been executed one of these days. Meanwhile, his complaint is still pending before the UN Human Rights Committee. This means that Belarus has once again breached its international obligations.
18.04.2014 Mikalai Autukhovich: “When I was released, former head of tax inspection asked for bodyguard”
Former political prisoner, Vaukavysk businessman told about the conditions of detention in Belarusian prisons, about his opinion on the entrepreneurial movement in Belarus and assessed the level of corruption in the country.
18.04.2014 Homel court warns Young Front activists over Ukraine solidarity
The Tsentralny District Court of Homel issued official warnings to three members of the Young Front opposition movement, Andrei Tsianiuta, Natallia Kryvashei and Stanislau Bula, having found them guilty of illegal picketing. The activists were charged of staging on 22 February an illegal picket in memory of Ukrainian victims.
18.04.2014 Brest Regional Court dismisses UCP election complaint
The complaint dealt with a decision of the trial court that confirmed a ban on an election rally held in Brest on February 24 and said that the protesters violated the procedure of holding mass events.