News for 18 Jul 2014
18.07.2014 Mahiliou human rights defenders to picket in support of political prisoners
On July 17, a request to hold a picket in support of political prisoners was submitted to the Mahiliou City Executive Committee by local human rights defenders Barys Bukhel and Aliaksei Kolchyn. The application asks for permission to hold a picket in the city center on August 4.
18.07.2014 Liudmila Kuchura does not give up in confrontation with investigative authorities
After a probe sought by the wife of prisoner Piotr Kuchura, Liudmila, the Mahiliou interdistrict department of the Investigative Committee refused to open a criminal investigation into the illegal actions of the administration of penal colony No. 15. Liudmila Kuchura has appealed the decision to the City Prosecutor.
18.07.2014 European Parliament approves new Delegation for Relations with Belarus
The European Parliament voted on Thursday to approve a new membership list for its Delegation for Relations with Belarus.
18.07.2014 Tell the Truth activist in Belaaziorsk appeals warning to Supreme Court
Aliaksandr Kuzmin, a civil society activist from the town of Belaaziorsk, Brest region, has lodged a complaint with the Supreme Court to appeal against a written warning for activities on behalf of an unregistered organization “Tell the Truth”. Earlier, the Brest Regional Court refused to reverse the warning received by the activist in March 2013 from the prosecutor of Biaroza district.