News for 30 Jun 2014
30.06.2014 UN Human Rights Council extends mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
On June 27, the delegates of the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council voted to extend the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, the UN News Centre said.
30.06.2014 Ales Bialiatski: No hard feelings towards Lithuania
Belarusian human rights activist Ales Belyatsky says he has no hard feelings towards Lithuania for providing the Belarusian authorities with information that became a pretext for his detention.
30.06.2014 ENFIN LIBRE! – Paris welcomes Ales Bialiatski’s release
As promised by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the portrait of Ales Bialiatski, which was installed in front of the city’s 11th district hall, now features an inscription “Free at Last!” The French capital thus welcomes the release of the Belarusian human rights defender, an honorary citizen of Paris, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
30.06.2014 New human rights group to appear in Belarus
A group of human rights defenders has submitted to the Ministry of Justice documents for registration of the National Human Rights Association PAKT (“Covenant”, a movement for the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). The organization’s constituent assembly has elected chairman, Mikhail Pastukhou, vice-chairman, Viktar Karniayenka, and executive director, human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka.