News for 24 Jul 2014
24.07.2014 Human rights defenders in favor of equality and prevention of discrimination
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Network for Equality and Non-Discrimination in Belarus arranged on July 22 an international round table discussion entitled “Concepts of anti-discrimination legislation in Belarus”. More than 20 human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists participated in the roundtable, novychas.info reports.
24.07.2014 Hrodna Regional Court turns down appeal by freelance journalist
The Hrodna Regional Court considered today an appeal by Radio Racyja journalist Andrei Mialeshka against a ruling by the Kastrychnitski District Court, who found him guilty of producing information for foreign media without accreditation.
24.07.2014 Police violently throw people in LTPs: Evidence by Minsk resident
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” received a complaint from a resident of Minsk who told about the artful ways in which police officers seem to be following a plan for filling the activity labor centers of Belarus (so called LTPs).
24.07.2014 Social Democrat in Mahiliou faces administrative charges
On July 23, Ihar Barysau, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party’s Mahiliou office, was summoned to the police department of the Mahiliou district where Major Siarhei Haliantau officially charged him with an administrative offense.