News for 18 Aug 2014

Dominican walls: last resting place before execution

18.08.2014 Dominican walls: last resting place before execution

The death penalty becomes widespread during suppressing of uprisings and revolutions. So it was during the uprising under the leadership of Kastus Kalinouski when Russian courts sentenced 128 rebels to death, and the Governor-General of the North-Western Territory (present-day Belarus) Mikhail Muravyov was nicknamed “hangman”. The rebels were executed by a firing squad or by hanging, according to a special law.

18.08.2014 Political prisoner Vaskovich cannot receive books

Three books, which his mother sent him to prison, were returned.

Most Ukrainian citizens in favor of early parliamentary elections

18.08.2014 Most Ukrainian citizens in favor of early parliamentary elections

The overwhelming majority of Ukrainian citizens, 72%, are in favor of holding early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the UNIAN news agency said quoting Yevhen Kopat’ko of Research & Branding Group, a Ukrainian non-governmental marketing and sociological research company, referring to the results of a study conducted between July 28 and August 7.

Spadchyna NGO takes fresh attempt to register

18.08.2014 Spadchyna NGO takes fresh attempt to register

Civil society activists of Biaroza and Lida are going to resume their efforts to register local cultural and educational association Spadchyna (“Heritage”).

Former candidate in Brest files lawsuit to demand list of home voters

18.08.2014 Former candidate in Brest files lawsuit to demand list of home voters

Chairperson of the Brest office of the Belarusian Party of the Left “Fair World”, Liudmila Dzenisenka, is trying to find out who voted at their residence in constituency No. 13, where she was running for the Brest City Council in this year’s local elections.

Activist asks Minister of Justice to cancel illegitimate decisions by administrative commission

18.08.2014 Activist asks Minister of Justice to cancel illegitimate decisions by administrative commission

Alena Marchanka, a resident of the village Damamerychy, Klimavichy district, was received on August 15 by the Minister of Justice Aleh Slizheuski and personally asked him to address numerous violations allegedly committed by the Klimavichy district executive committee.

Support human rights defender Intigam Aliyev!

18.08.2014 Support human rights defender Intigam Aliyev!

Intigam Aliyev, an international expert in the field of human rights and head of the Legal Education Society, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, is the nominee of the contest “Hero of the Caucasus-2013”.

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