News for 16 Jun 2014
16.06.2014 Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in May 2014
In May, the consistently poor situation of human rights was exacerbated by the mass arbitrary detentions and arrests of activists of various civil society and political groups and movements, which were carried out before and during the World Ice Hockey Championship (held in Minsk from 9 to 25 May).
16.06.2014 Former Parliament Speaker Mechyslau Hryb: 13 people were convicted and one executed for crimes committed by maniac Mikhasevich (video)
During the filming of “Cause of Death – “, activists of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty” met with public and political figure, Honored Lawyer of Belarus Mechyslau Hryb.
16.06.2014 Trade union activist unable to protect rights in court
On June 13, a court in Babruisk considered the lawsuit of a member of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, former employee of the TDiA plant (tractor parts and units), Viktar Osipau, whose employment contract was terminated on April 30. Despite petitions from the activist’s supervisor and his colleagues, Viktar Osipau has lost his job.
16.06.2014 Young Front activist searched at border
Ivan Shyla, an activist of the Young Front youth opposition movement, was detained for a search when crossing the Belarusian-Polish border on the night of June 12. As a result, the customs inspection lasted for two and a half hours.