News for 20 Jun 2014
20.06.2014 Abolition of the death penalty. How can journalists help?
Palina Stsepanenka, a writer and an activist of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty”, tells about the issue of the death penalty and the “place for the press” in an interview for Radio Racyja.
20.06.2014 Political prisoner Vaskovich put in punishment cell
Wardens try to present Vaskovich as a “malicious violator”.
20.06.2014 Belsat facing another trial
Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court wants a reversal of a decision in a lawsuit against the Belsat TV Channel and a new consideration of the case file, press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.
20.06.2014 Homel journalists sue Prosecutor’s Office over warnings
Two journalists in Homel are suing local Prosecutor’s Office. In early May, Mikalai Bianko and Yuliya Sivets were warned by the Homel Regional Prosecutor’s Office for working for foreign media without accreditation, Radio Racyja reports.
20.06.2014 Human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka: I’ll find online detractors
On June 19, Judge Anatol Sotnikau of Homel’s Chyhunachny District Court granted an appeal lodged by local human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka against an earlier decision by the District Police Department who closed a defamation case initiated by the human rights activist after unknown persons insulted and slandered against him and other activists of the Homel region on the website gomelbest.com.