News for 17 Jul 2014

Former political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich appeals ban on leaving town for treatment

17.07.2014 Former political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich appeals ban on leaving town for treatment

Former political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich, who has been subjected to strict restrictions in connection with preventive supervision, believes that employees of Vaukavysk police department violated his rights by preventing him from traveling to Minsk for examination in a private medical center.

17.07.2014 Political prisoner Lobau visited by mother in prison

Eduard Lobau had a short-term meeting with his mother.

Alternatyva leader Aleh Korban loses job

17.07.2014 Alternatyva leader Aleh Korban loses job

Aleh Korban, chairman of the Alternatyva NGO, has told about his sudden dismissal from Tut I Tam Logistics on his Facebook account.

17.07.2014 Ukrainian MP deported from Minsk

Oleksandr Bryhynets, who had been detained at the airport in Minsk yesterday, was deported from Belarus.

Brest Regional Court turns down appeal by Biaroza defenders

17.07.2014 Brest Regional Court turns down appeal by Biaroza defenders

On July 14, the Brest Regional Court considered an appeal by Biaroza human rights defenders Tamara Shchapiotkina and Siarhei Rusetski, as well as local civil society activist Tatsiana Tarasevich. The claimants asked to reverse the decision of the Biaroza District Court, which confirmed a ban on a picket scheduled for March 25. They also urged the court to send the case for a new trial by another judge.

Khotsimsk police send apologies to activist, but fails to name internet detractors

17.07.2014 Khotsimsk police send apologies to activist, but fails to name internet detractors

On July 16, an opposition activist from the town of Khotsimsk, Valery Karankevich, finally received a response from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to his complaint to the Minister, in which he asked to cancel previous decisions by Mahiliou police chiefs, who ordered to close an administrative case opened after his statement was sent to the police.

Baranavichy authorities ban picket marking anniversary of Declaration of Independence

17.07.2014 Baranavichy authorities ban picket marking anniversary of Declaration of Independence

A civil society activist Ryhor Hryk received on July 15 a letter signed by the deputy chairman of the Baranavichy City Executive Committee D. Kastsiukevich, which says that the authorities will not allow to hold a rally on July 27, expected to mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Belarus’ State Sovereignty.

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