News for 10 Dec 2014

Brest activists remind about political prisoners on Human Rights Day

10.12.2014 Brest activists remind about political prisoners on Human Rights Day

A two-hour picket dedicated to the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was held in Brest in the park soldiers-internationalists and was the only such event in Belarus which was permitted by the local authorities.

Informational action in central Minsk

10.12.2014 Informational action in central Minsk

December 10, “Viasna” activists congratulated passers-by on the Human Rights Day in the centre of Minsk, handing out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and information booklets on the death penalty.

Human Rights Day greetings in Baranavichy

10.12.2014 Human Rights Day greetings in Baranavichy

Despite the official ban on the picket on December 10 human rights defenders and social activists held an action in Baranavichy on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The activists handed out to citizens booklets with the text of the Declaration, as well as information materials on human rights issues.

“Viasna” launches video project “Kitchen”

10.12.2014 “Viasna” launches video project “Kitchen”

Human Rights Centre “Viasna” starts the series of video programs “Kitchen TV”.

“Viasna” website wins National Human Rights Award

10.12.2014 “Viasna” website wins National Human Rights Award

The Organizing Committee of the National Prize of the Belarusian human rights activists called the names of the winners. Elena Tonkacheva was declared the human rights activist of the year, Liudmila Kazak – the lawyer of the year, and the journalists of the year became Alena Pankratava and the website of the Human Rights Centre “Viasna”, which was deprived of the state registration by the authorities in 2003.

Vitsebsk authorities banned three pickets dated to Human Rights Day

10.12.2014 Vitsebsk authorities banned three pickets dated to Human Rights Day

Three applications for one-minute pickets were filed to the district executive committees of Vitsebsk by a human rights activist Pavel Levinau, who wanted to hold such events in each of the three districts. However, he received predictable formulaic bans.

Today, Human Rights Day is marked for the 64th time all over the world

10.12.2014 Today, Human Rights Day is marked for the 64th time all over the world

On Human Rights Day, December 10, the United Nations Organization calls on all states to fulfil their undertakings to respect human rights on the daily basis. This is the main idea of this year's slogan of the Day, "Human Rights 365".

Ales Bialiatski: all people of good will are interested in having a democratic Belarus

10.12.2014 Ales Bialiatski: all people of good will are interested in having a democratic Belarus

December 9, the Paris City Hall hosted an event dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The party was organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the City of Paris.December 9, the Paris City Hall hosted an event dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The party was organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the City of Paris.

10.12.2014 Military observer Aliaksandr Alesin released on bail

Mr. Alesin left the remand prison on Wednesday morning.

Belarusian issues discussed in Lithuanian Seimas (photo)

10.12.2014 Belarusian issues discussed in Lithuanian Seimas (photo)

On December 9, the eve of Human Rights Day, Vilnius hosted a discussion attended by Belarusian and Lithuanian human rights activists, community leaders and relatives of political prisoners, as well as a photo exhibition dedicated to the death penalty in Belarus.

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