News for 22 Jun 2014

22.06.2014 US welcomes Ales Bialiatski’s release

Jen Psaki, the U.S. State Department spokesperson, welcomed the release of Ales Bialiatski on Saturday, calling it “a positive development,” but reiterated the call for Belarus to immediately release all political prisoners and restore their political rights,” svaboda.org said.

Civil Rights Defenders: Ales Bialiatski released after 1052 days behind bars

22.06.2014 Civil Rights Defenders: Ales Bialiatski released after 1052 days behind bars

Ales Bialiatski, Belarus leading human rights defender and the head of the human rights organisation Viasna, was in 2011 imprisoned on trumped up charges. 21 June – after 1052 days behind bars – he was released and could reunite with his family, friends and colleagues.

Invitation to the press conference of Ales Bialiatski

22.06.2014 Invitation to the press conference of Ales Bialiatski

On June 23, the Minsk office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” will host a press conference of the organization’s leader and vice-president of the International Federation for Human Rights, Ales Bialiatski, who was released on Saturday after almost three years of arbitrary detention.

Soviet dissident Mikhail Kukabaka: Ales Bialiatski’s release manifestation of political expediency

22.06.2014 Soviet dissident Mikhail Kukabaka: Ales Bialiatski’s release manifestation of political expediency

Belarusian dissident and political prisoner of the Soviet times, Mikhail Kukabaka, having learned of the release of Ales Bialiatski from a report on the radio station “Echo of Moscow”, has written about it in a letter to the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

FIDH: Ales Bialiatski Free at Last!

22.06.2014 FIDH: Ales Bialiatski Free at Last!

Ales Bialiatski, distinguished human rights defender, president of Viasna Human Rights Centre of Belarus and Vice President of FIDH was released this Saturday, 21 June after nearly three years in prison.

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