News for 19 Dec 2014
19.12.2014 Eduard Lobau: I have to look around and decide what to do next
The Minsk office of the Belarusian Popular front hosted today the first press conference of former political prisoner Eduard Lobau, who was released yesterday after serving four years of imprisonment in penal colony No. 22 in Ivatsevichy.
19.12.2014 Investigative nonsense: Shoes taken off barefooted body
The recent decision on the results of another probe in connection with the death of Aliaksandr Akulich in Svetlahorsk detention center demonstrates unacceptable negligence of investigator Viachaslau Petachenka.
19.12.2014 Ales Bialiatski: By supporting Lukashenka, the West supports Putin
On the day of memory of Vaclav Havel, Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and a former political prisoner Ales Bialiatski came to Prague at the invitation of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
19.12.2014 Detention center in Niasvizh to be closed for repairs after complaint from activist
Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, an activists of the trade union of radio electronic industry (REP), has received a letter signed by head doctor of the Republican Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Department of Finance and the Rear of the Ministry of the Interior, A.L. Zhuk, which says that the experts of the state agency have considered his complaint against the facts of non-compliance with sanitary-epidemiological legislation in the temporary detention center of the police department in Niasvizh. The letter says that during a probe has confirmed some of the facts mentioned in his complaint to the Prosecutor General.
19.12.2014 Trade union activists fined over hunger strike in Babruisk
The Babruisk Court has heard the charges brought against four members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus, who were earlier dismissed from the factory TDiA – Aliaksandr Varankin, Mikalai Zhybul, Aliaksandr Hramyka and Aleh Shauchenka. The activists were charged with participating in an unauthorized mass event.