News for 29 Jul 2014
29.07.2014 Mikalai Autukhovich’s “main things”
During his stay in hospital in Minsk, former political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich in an interview to the Human Rights Center “Viasna” told about his attitude to life and health, which were often at risk during his detention.
29.07.2014 Vasil Parfiankou’s father: Solitary confinement and no letters allowed
“He sent a letter a week ago. He says that our last letter was received back on April 30. So our letters are not delivered to him. Then we sent him newspapers by a registered letter on May 5. He said that he did not receive the registered letter, either. So it goes. He’s in solitary confinement and he sees no one. The watchmen take him to the prison yard to walk for 30 minutes, that’s all his contacts with the world. You can go crazy! Let it be on their conscience,” says Vasil Parfiankou’s father in an interview to Radio Liberty’s Belarus service.
29.07.2014 Mahiliou Prosecutor orders fresh probe into torture report
Having considered an appeal by the wife of Piotr Kuchura, prisoner of penal colony No. 15, against a refusal to initiate criminal proceedings against the prison administration, Mahiliou City Prosecutor Mikalai Vulvach quashed the decision by the Mahiliou interdistrict department of the Investigative Committee.
29.07.2014 Activist gets 15 days in prison for displaying national flag
The trial of Ales Makayeu was held yesterday at the Court of Minsk’s Maskouski district. He was charged with disobeying police officers (Article 23.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and disorderly conduct (Art. 17.1 of the CAO).