News for October 2014

"Tankachova is doing the work of the Ministry of Justice"

31.10.2014 "Tankachova is doing the work of the Ministry of Justice"

Head of the organization "Legal Assistance to Population" Aleh Volchak expressed his opinion on the annulations of the residence permit and considering the expulsion of the Republic of Belarus human rights defender Tankachova, head of the Center for Legal Transformation - Lawtrend.

"After the expulsion of Alena Tankachova Belarus authorities will only increase the level of nonconfidence to them"

31.10.2014 "After the expulsion of Alena Tankachova Belarus authorities will only increase the level of nonconfidence to them"

The head of the Human rights center "Viasna" and Vice President of FIDH Ales Bialiatski considers the government's decision on deprivation of residence permit and probable expulsion from the country of his colleague Alena Tankachova as reprisals against active human rights defender, who works professionally for the benefit of Belarus.

Every second case in the UN Committee - on the prosecution of expression

31.10.2014 Every second case in the UN Committee - on the prosecution of expression

Persecution of expression is the most often one in Belarus. Homel Center for Strategic litigation made this conclusion on the bases of analysis of all decisions of the UN Committee on Human Rights made on Belarusian cases.

The founder of "Platform innovation" is arrested

31.10.2014 The founder of "Platform innovation" is arrested

The founder of the human rights organization "Platform innovation" (earlier - "Platform" liquidated by the decision of the Economic Court of Minsk in 2012) Mikhail Zhamchuzhny was arrested in Vitebsk in August, but there still was no information about the reasons for his arrest.

Human rights deferender Alena Tankachova is deprived residence permit in Belarus

31.10.2014 Human rights deferender Alena Tankachova is deprived residence permit in Belarus

According to the website eurobelarus.info, head of the Center for Legal Transformation Lawtrend Alena Tankachovais going to appeal the decision on the cancellation of the residence permit and focus on the question of possible removal.

The judgment in the case of a collector of signatures for a "National referendum": 3 days of arrest (updated)

30.10.2014 The judgment in the case of a collector of signatures for a "National referendum": 3 days of arrest (updated)

Collector of signatures for a "National referendum" was detained pending trial under Art. 23.34 (preparation of holding mass events).

"Dissident" - the first film about Mikhail Kukabaka (video)

30.10.2014 "Dissident" - the first film about Mikhail Kukabaka (video)

The film "Dissident" tells about Mikhail Kukabaka - Belarusian who for his beliefs spent 17 and half years in prisons, cages and closed psychiatric clinics.

12 books "Worm" were confiscated from Zmitser Dashkevich at the border

30.10.2014 12 books "Worm" were confiscated from Zmitser Dashkevich at the border

Ex-political prisoner Dashkevich wrote about it in his account in Facebook.

Vasil Parfiankou spent 90% of the sentence in separate cell

29.10.2014 Vasil Parfiankou spent 90% of the sentence in separate cell

The political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou came back from one more isolation ward, where he spent 10 days because, according to him, the violation that was just contrived by the administration.

UN Special Rapporteur: The situation with human rights in Belarus hasn’t changed significantly

29.10.2014 UN Special Rapporteur: The situation with human rights in Belarus hasn’t changed significantly

The UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklos Harastzi on October 28 presented his report on the situation in the country within the framework of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.

State versus human rights defenders – unfair play

28.10.2014 State versus human rights defenders – unfair play

In this briefing paper, Civil Rights Defenders examines the situation of human rights defenders in Belarus and the difficulties they face under the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenka.

The non-official report of Belarus on the situation with human rights for two years was sent to the United Nations

28.10.2014 The non-official report of Belarus on the situation with human rights for two years was sent to the United Nations

The Secretary-General of the UN has received an official letter from Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations, which will be considered as a document of the Third Committee on 69 session of UN General Assembly.

Activists from St. Petersburg were arrested in Minsk

28.10.2014 Activists from St. Petersburg were arrested in Minsk

On Saturday, October 25 in Minsk without explanation police detained social activists from St. Petersburg (Russia) - Fedarkou Andrey and Salaueu Ivan. Also with them were detained residents of our capital.

Cassation appeal of journalist from Bobruisk is not satisfied

28.10.2014 Cassation appeal of journalist from Bobruisk is not satisfied

Panel of judges of the Regional Court of Mahileu chaired by Pavel Klimau considered an appeal of Maryna Malchanava and left the decision of Bobruisk Judge Natalia Charapukha unchanged.

Mogilev journalists ask the prosecutor's office examine slanderous material

27.10.2014 Mogilev journalists ask the prosecutor's office examine slanderous material

Mogilev journalists Ihar Barysau and Ales Burakou wrote complaints on placing on the internet slanderous material about them. Complaints on this question were sent to the police and the prosecutor's office.

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