News for 29 Aug 2014

Activist harassed over flyers campaigning for strike

29.08.2014 Activist harassed over flyers campaigning for strike

Human rights activists say there has been another case of persecution of a civil society activist. As reported by Anastasiya Loika, on August 18 Minsk police detained Raman Khalilau.

Mahiliou residents ask authorities to reverse restrictions on mass events

29.08.2014 Mahiliou residents ask authorities to reverse restrictions on mass events

Dozens of Mahiliou have signed a collective appeal to the Council of Ministers of Belarus, where they ask to cancel the decision of the Mahiliou City Executive Committee ‘On Mass Events in the City of Mahiliou”.

Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

29.08.2014 Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.

Rasul Jafarov Appeals to the International Community

29.08.2014 Rasul Jafarov Appeals to the International Community

Rasul Jarafov's appeal to the International Community about his unlawful arrest and the case against him.

Political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou to celebrate birthday in prison

29.08.2014 Political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou to celebrate birthday in prison

On August 30, political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou is going to celebrate another birthday in prison. The activist was taken into custody on December 5, 2013 after he was convicted under Article 421 of the Criminal Code (“non-compliance with preventive supervision restrictions”).

Court in Brest refuses to open investigation into election fraud

29.08.2014 Court in Brest refuses to open investigation into election fraud

Liudmila Dzenisenka, chairperson of the Brest office of the Belarusian Party of the Left "Fair World", in who was running this years’ local elections as a candidate for the City Council, lodged a complaint with the Leninski District Court in order to find out who voted at their residence in the city’s constituency No. 13.

Court in Homel sentences opposition activist to 5 days in jail

29.08.2014 Court in Homel sentences opposition activist to 5 days in jail

The Tsentralny District Court of Homel considered yesterday an administrative case against activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski, who was detained by riot police on August 25. As a result, Judge Volha Kazlova convicted the activist of disobeying police officers (Article 23.4 of the Administrative Code) and sentenced him to an administrative arrest of five days.

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