News for 13 Aug 2014

 Committee for Solidarity with Ukraine intends to tell Donbass residents about life conditions in Belarus

13.08.2014 Committee for Solidarity with Ukraine intends to tell Donbass residents about life conditions in Belarus

“This fall, the Committee is planning a trip to Eastern Ukraine with the participation of bards, poets and filmmakers," told Radio “Liberty” a member of the Committee, film director Volha Mikalaichyk.

Unidentified activists mark Mikalai Statkevich's birthday with fireworks at prison walls

13.08.2014 Unidentified activists mark Mikalai Statkevich's birthday with fireworks at prison walls

The fireworks were launched in the evening on 12 August near the building of Mahilou prioson No 4, where Mikalaj Statkievich is kept at the moment.

Homel court to consider appeal of Radio “Racyja” correspondent

13.08.2014 Homel court to consider appeal of Radio “Racyja” correspondent

In Homel, journalist of Radio “Racyja” Mikalai Bianko received a writ for August 26. At 10 a.m. he is to come to the Tsentralny District Court of Homel for consideration of his appeal against Homel Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Journalist Oleksiy Matsuka: “In Donetsk, any passer-by can be shelled by a sniper”

13.08.2014 Journalist Oleksiy Matsuka: “In Donetsk, any passer-by can be shelled by a sniper”

Hostilities in Donetsk are going on. The night of 12-13 August was quite hard, shells damaged houses, five civilians were wounded in the Petrivsky district.

Lawyer Pavel Sapelka describes nuances of penitentiary statistics

13.08.2014 Lawyer Pavel Sapelka describes nuances of penitentiary statistics

Last week, there were voiced opposite statements about the number of prisoners in Belarus. One of the calculations was voiced by President Lukashenka, the other – by the Internet newspaper “Salidarnasts”. Human rights defenders react to the both of them with reasonable skepticism.

“Evening of Grief” in Moscow ends with detentions

13.08.2014 “Evening of Grief” in Moscow ends with detentions

August 12 Moscow police detained participants of the "Evening of Remembrance and Grief" near the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow." As reported by the website grani.ru, 30 people were arrested, mostly those who came to the embassy with Ukrainian flags, yellow and blue ribbons and balloons.

Homel human rights activists apply to regional executive committee and police department concerning anti-Roma publications in press

13.08.2014 Homel human rights activists apply to regional executive committee and police department concerning anti-Roma publications in press

Homel human rights defenders Maryia Klimovich and Ales Yauseyenka applied to the main department of ideological work of Homel Regional Executive Committee and Homel Regional Police Department in connection with the anti-Roma publications in the newspaper of the Kastrychnitski District Police Department of Homel “Chyrvony Kastrychnik”.

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