News for 27 Aug 2014

Homel activists appeal ban on NGO registration

27.08.2014 Homel activists appeal ban on NGO registration

On August 26, founders of the republican human rights association “Pakt” (“Covenan”), a movement for the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, submitted to the Supreme Court their appeal against the refusal of the Ministry of Justice to register the public association.

Analytical report on migrant detainees presented in Belarus

27.08.2014 Analytical report on migrant detainees presented in Belarus

In May-July 2014, a civil campaign “No People Are Illegal” with the support from the Human Rights Center “Viasna” monitored the level of openness and transparency of work with migrants on the part of government bodies and other organizations in charge.

U.N. says pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine murder, kidnap and torture

27.08.2014 U.N. says pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine murder, kidnap and torture

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are guilty of a wide array of human rights abuses, including murder, abductions and torture, and are receiving a "steady supply" of sophisticated weapons and ammunition, according to a U.N. report obtained by Reuters.

BCD activist detained in Minsk

27.08.2014 BCD activist detained in Minsk

Andrei Kasheuski, an activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, was detained last evening in Minsk. He was reportedly distributing independent newspapers to earn a living.

ILO: Work-related mishaps, sickness cause 2.3 million deaths, $2.8-trillion losses yearly

27.08.2014 ILO: Work-related mishaps, sickness cause 2.3 million deaths, $2.8-trillion losses yearly

The International Labor Organization (ILO) called on member-states to push for zero occupational accidents and deaths, citing 2.3 million people worldwide die yearly as a result of work-related accidents.

Amnesty International: Separatist forces in Ukraine accused of threatening mass ‘executions’

27.08.2014 Amnesty International: Separatist forces in Ukraine accused of threatening mass ‘executions’

The armed group calling itself the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) must not carry out 'executions', including a reported threat of killing prisoners facing life sentences, Amnesty International said on August 22.

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