News for 14 Jul 2014
14.07.2014 Baranavichy: Mikalai Charnavus is not returned his disability certificate for more than ten days already
Civil society activist Mikalai Charnavus has been trying to get the police return him the disability certificate of the II-nd group, seized by police major Aliaksei Hetsman July 2, in the process of drawing up a violation report under Part 3 of Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences.
14.07.2014 Recently released human rights activist Ales Bialiatski concludes European tour in Warsaw
WARSAW, July 14, 2014 | Belarusian human rights activist, Ales Bialiatski, visited Warsaw from July 9 to 12 - the final stop in a European tour that has taken him to Vilnius, Brussels, Strasbourg and Paris since his unexpected release under an amnesty on June 21. Bialiatski had served three years of a 4.5 year sentence on trumped-up charges of tax evasion.
14.07.2014 Shocking photographic evidence of Svetlahorsk police crime
Until now, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" haven't published photos taken by the mother of Aliaksandr Akulich, deceased in the temporary detention center of the Svetlahorsk District Police Department. The Court finally refused to open a criminal case on the fact of his death, claiming that numerous traces of beatings on the body of the deceased "had no causal connection with the death".
14.07.2014 Court releases human rights activist from forced psychiatric treatment
As it became known, at the end of May Judge of the Kastrychnitski District Court of Vitsebsk Tatsiana Zhuraukova ordered the cessation of compulsory measures of security and treatment in respect of Vitsebsk human rights activist Valery Misnikau. It took the activist more than six years to achieve this verdict.
14.07.2014 Salihorsk: Belarusian Language Society continues struggling for observance of law "On Geographic Names"
Salihorsk city organization of the "Belarusian Language Society" has filed a second appeal to the State Property Committee demanding to bring the names of signs on the buildings of Salihorsk in line with the Law "On the names of geographical objects."
14.07.2014 Babruisk authorities stop answering appeals of civil society activist
Father of many children and activist of the civil campaign "Tell the truth" Uladzimir Shcharbatykh says that Babruisk officials have stopped responding to his appeals for building a child health clinic and a hospital.
14.07.2014 Blogger Aleh Zhalnou's son faces 4 years in jail
In Babruisk, hearing were held in the criminal case against Aliaksei Zhalnou, son of the well-known Babruisk blogger Aleh Zhalnou, who record and puts on the web audio and video recordings of illegal actions of police and traffic police. As a result, he spends almost all spare itme in courts and at interrogations.
14.07.2014 Brest: former worker of "Savushkin product" denied payments to pension for membership in independent trade union
An activist of the Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Uladzimir Andrashchuk wants to get a 15-million-ruble bonus payment to the pension from the management of the company "Savushkin pradukt". According to the collective agreement, he , being an operator of ammiac compressor devices of the sixth grade, was to have been paid this money during his retirement.
14.07.2014 Ales Bialiatski's visit to Warsaw ends with “mining”
On the last day of his visit to the Polish capital the head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski participated in an international conference, during which he talked about the situation of human rights in Belarus. Suddenly, during his speech there was received a telephone call about mining the room in which the event was held.