News for 4 Jul 2014

Ales Bialiatski meets European Parliament President

04.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski meets European Parliament President

Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and European Parliament President Martin Schulz exchanged information on the situation in Belarus.

Baranavichy: entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus is guarded by police despite hypertension crisis

04.07.2014 Baranavichy: entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus is guarded by police despite hypertension crisis

On July 2, Baranavichy police detained individual entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus after a visit to the Baranavichy City Executive Committee and a meeting with the journalists of a regional newspaper.

Biaroza human rights defenders intend to mark anniversary of Independence Declaration by picketing

04.07.2014 Biaroza human rights defenders intend to mark anniversary of Independence Declaration by picketing

Human rights defenders Siarhei Rusetski and Tamara Shchapiotkina filed an application for holding a picket on July 27 to remind Belarusian citizens about the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Belarus, adopted 24 years ago by the Supreme Council.

Baranavichy entrepreneurs continue struggling for their rights

04.07.2014 Baranavichy entrepreneurs continue struggling for their rights

About 300 entrepreneurs from the central city market and the Paleski market of Baranavichy continue their strike. July 2, they collectively expressed their disagreement with Presidential decree No. 222, which significantly hampers their work.

‘Death penalty has no place in 21st century,’ declares UN chief

04.07.2014 ‘Death penalty has no place in 21st century,’ declares UN chief

2 July 2014 – The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, calling on all States take concrete steps towards abolishing or no longer practicing this form of punishment.

Police hold preventive arrests in Minsk on eve of official Independence Day

04.07.2014 Police hold preventive arrests in Minsk on eve of official Independence Day

After 9 p.m. on July 2, Chairman of the civil society organization “Initiative” Aleh Korban and its activist Uladz Siarheyenka were detained by the police.

Ales Bialiatski at European Parliament: I wasn't released from jail without any reasons

04.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski at European Parliament: I wasn't released from jail without any reasons

July 2, former political prisoner, head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" met in Strasbourg with Martin Schulz, who was re-elected president of the European Parliament, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe An Braser.

04.07.2014 Preventive arrests on the eve of the military parade continue

On July 3 in the morning an activist of the United Civil Party Anton Zhylko was detained.

European Parliament members urge to take political custody over Belarusian political prisoners

04.07.2014 European Parliament members urge to take political custody over Belarusian political prisoners

This could save political prisoners from greater pressure.

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