News for 22 Jul 2014
22.07.2014 Activist Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh detained in Homel
Opposition activist Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh was detained this afternoon in the center of Homel. The UCP member was taken to the nearest police station.
22.07.2014 Court in Homel evades consideration of police abuse complaint
Yury Rubtsou, an opposition activist of Homel, received by mail a ruling by the Maskouski District Court. In his complaint, the activist asked to prosecute the police officers, who on April 26 took his shirt and then brought him to court topless, as well as to oblige the law enforcement to return him his T-shirt reading “Lukashenka, Resign!” and “Arrest me! Why? I am against Lukashenka”.
22.07.2014 Over 40 pickets banned in Homel
Following a long-lasting tradition, the Homel City Executive Committee has not given permission to a series of pickets. Local human rights defenders, activists of the pro-democratic organizations and political parties were planning to stage 40 protests in Homel on July 27 in order to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty.
22.07.2014 Activist fined in Baranavichy
On July 21, the Baranavichy City Court found individual entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus guilty of violating Part 3, Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Belarus for organizing on July 1 an unauthorized event of local entrepreneurs at the city’s central market.
22.07.2014 “Sign with Your Heart”: Civil society expects commitment from government
The Office for the Rights of People with Disabilities has been campaigning for a Memorandum of accession to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The campaign is entitled “Sign with Your Heart”.