News for 17 Jun 2014

Live to see The Last Dawn: Audio and video presentation!

17.06.2014 Live to see The Last Dawn: Audio and video presentation!

Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”) continues the traditions of such musical projects as “Narodnya Albom” ("The People's album ") “Ya Naradziuskia Tut” ("I Was Born Here") and “Sviaty Vechar” ("Holy Night"). However, the project is devoted to a very sensitive and vital issue – the death penalty.

BHC petitions Constitutional Court to address discrimination of Belarusian language

17.06.2014 BHC petitions Constitutional Court to address discrimination of Belarusian language

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the well-known lawyer and human rights defender Hary Pahaniayla sent a petition to the Constitutional Court to highlight the flaws of language-related legislation, which result in the discrimination of one of the official languages, Belarusian.

Prominent human rights defender Barys Zvozskau remembered two years after death

17.06.2014 Prominent human rights defender Barys Zvozskau remembered two years after death

The second anniversary of the premature death of the well-known Belarusian human rights activist Barys Zvozskau is marked today, June 17. Barys Zvozskau would have turned 63 years, the age is not critical, but the disease does not choose.

17.06.2014 Political prisoner Lobau meets with his mother in correctional facility

Maryna Lobava returned after a long-term visit to her son. She said it to charter97.org.

Homel human rights defender initiates prosecutor’s probe over language discrimination

17.06.2014 Homel human rights defender initiates prosecutor’s probe over language discrimination

Anatol Paplauny, a human rights activist from Homel, asks prosecutor Siarhei Zaitsau Gomel to inspect a local building center named “OMA”, where his complaint in the Belarusian language received a written answer in Russian. The store manager Natallia Urubleuskaya argues that “business correspondence and legal documents should be sent to the population in Russian”.

17.06.2014 Journalist Andrei Mialeshka fined 4.5 mln

On June 16, Andrei Mialeshka, a journalist from Hrodna, was convicted of illegal manufacture of media products. This is the third similar lawsuit in the region, says the press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Hundreds of people held in activity therapy center in Babruisk

17.06.2014 Hundreds of people held in activity therapy center in Babruisk

The Babruisk-based police station No. 2 has hosted hearings to consider the cases of local residents charged with alcohol abuse, the newspaper Vecherniy Bobruisk said. Judge Alena Yarmashevich heard 15 cases and sent all of the defendants to activity therapy centers (medical labor dispensaries, LTPs) for compulsory treatment.

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