News for 25 Apr 2014

Amnesty International: Death row prisoner executed in secret

25.04.2014 Amnesty International: Death row prisoner executed in secret

Amnesty International strongly condemns the execution of death row prisoner, Pavel Selyun, in Belarus and the way it was communicated with total disregard for the rights of his family. According to the Belarusian NGO, Human Rights Centre Viasna, he was executed some time over the Easter period. He had appealed to President Lukashenka for clemency. Pavel Selyun’s mother was not informed that clemency had been denied to her son, nor that he was due to be executed, in violation of international standards.

Miklós Haraszti: Halt further executions

25.04.2014 Miklós Haraszti: Halt further executions

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, has urged the Belarusian authorities to impose an immediate moratorium on death sentences and to refrain from carrying out further executions.

Dzmitry Dashkevich sentenced to 25 days of arrest

25.04.2014 Dzmitry Dashkevich sentenced to 25 days of arrest

Former political prisoner Dzmitry Dashkevich was detained last evening at the entrance to his apartment in Minsk. He was searched and then brought to the Pershamaiski district police department.

Opposition activist Pavel Vinahradau to remain under police supervision

25.04.2014 Opposition activist Pavel Vinahradau to remain under police supervision

Opposition activist Pavel Vinahradau visited yesterday the police department of Minsk’s Maskouski district to check in on the last day of preventive supervision imposed on him for his civil activity. However, the staff told him that the period of restrictions might be extended.

Sport for Sport

25.04.2014 Sport for Sport

Appeal by Human Rights Organizations to the Governments of the Countries Participating in the 2014 World Ice Hokey Championship to be held in Minsk

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