News for 4 Aug 2014

Law and order Dubrouna style

04.08.2014 Law and order Dubrouna style

Former prisoner Viktar Buhayou, who lives and works in the town of Dubrouna in the Vitsebsk region, has again appealed to the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

“Viasna” activists banned from holding August 4 pickets in ten cities

04.08.2014 “Viasna” activists banned from holding August 4 pickets in ten cities

Applications for pickets for release of political prisoners, filed by human rights activists within the framework of the Day of Solidarity with Belarusian civil society, were turned down by the local authorities in Navapolatsk, Vitsebsk, Homel, Mozyr, Rechytsa, Zhodzina, Barysau, Baranavichy, Smarhon and Mahiliou.

Brest: organizers of July 1 picket required to pay more money for medical transport on duty

04.08.2014 Brest: organizers of July 1 picket required to pay more money for medical transport on duty

The picket, dedicated to the International Children's Day, was allowed by the authorities and was held at the site in the park of soldiers-internationalists in Brest.

Vitsebsk residents demand Ukrainian TV channel “Inter +” be returned to airplay on cable TV

04.08.2014 Vitsebsk residents demand Ukrainian TV channel “Inter +” be returned to airplay on cable TV

Ukrianian TV channel "Inter +" was watched by cable television owners. Recently, provider of Vitsebsk Regional Technical Trade Centerhas stopped broadcasting this single Ukrainian TV channel, available on cable networks. Instead of "Inter +", Vitsebsk residents are now proposed to watch the Russian TV channel "Sarafan".

Criminal case brought against civil society activist Yury Rubtsou

04.08.2014 Criminal case brought against civil society activist Yury Rubtsou

A criminal case has been opened against Homel activist Yury Rubtsou for “insulting a judge”. Yury Rubtsou wrote in a Facebook post: “An investigator from the Investigation Committee has just notified me that a criminal case was opened against me either for insulting or for threatening a judge.”

Posters against police violence appear in Svetlahorsk

04.08.2014 Posters against police violence appear in Svetlahorsk

August 2, Svetlahorsk activists of the anarchist movement held an action against police brutality.

Azerbaijan: arrests of human rights activists continue

04.08.2014 Azerbaijan: arrests of human rights activists continue

Rasul Jafarov, founder and chairman of the Human Rights Club Rasul Jafarov, was arrested in Baku on August 2.

Ales Bialiatski urges people to remain optimistic and support civil society in Belarus

04.08.2014 Ales Bialiatski urges people to remain optimistic and support civil society in Belarus

August 4, the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society and Human Rights Movement in Belarus, timed to the anniversary of the arrest of a recent political prisoner human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, is held in different countries of the world.

Temperature at Shklovalakno factory +40°С

04.08.2014 Temperature at Shklovalakno factory +40°С

Workers of Polatsk-Shklovalakno factory, a manufacturer of glass fiber, have to work in extreme conditions.

 No Disinformation Found: Information Ministry Bounced Public Petition

04.08.2014 No Disinformation Found: Information Ministry Bounced Public Petition

The Ministry of Information does not have any information “about outright calumniation and disinformation regarding Ukrainian and Belarusian events on the mainstream Russian TV channels.”

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