News for 26 Dec 2014

Brest Prosecutor’s Office finds no violations in actions of City Council deputies

26.12.2014 Brest Prosecutor’s Office finds no violations in actions of City Council deputies

This follows from a response received by activists of the civil initiative “Social Office”, who were going to attract the attention of the supervisory authority to fact of disrespect for the legislation on citizens’ petitions repeatedly committed by the City Council members.

Opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka detained in Vitsebsk

26.12.2014 Opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka detained in Vitsebsk

On December 24, unknown activists placed a huge white-red-white flag on a high-rise building in central Vitsebsk, presumably in support of Yury Belenki, deputy chair of the Conservative Christian Party BPF, who has been fined three times over the past month for organizing a number of authorized rallies in Minsk.

Human rights activist Alena Tankachova appeals expulsion in court

26.12.2014 Human rights activist Alena Tankachova appeals expulsion in court

Alena Tankachova, Director of the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend”, sent on December 24 to the court of Minsk’s Pershamaiski district an appeal against the decision of the district police department to expel her from the country for three years.

26.12.2014 UN Special Rapporteur sums up year in Belarus

2015 will be a key year for Belarus.

Disability rights activist in Svetlahorsk seeks prosecution for doctors who detained him

26.12.2014 Disability rights activist in Svetlahorsk seeks prosecution for doctors who detained him

Yury Liashenka, an activist for the rights of persons with disabilities in the town of Svetlahorsk, asks the Health Care Minister to punish the doctors who detained him during a picket on November 25, brought him to hospital and made an injection allegedly due to high pressure. The activist believes that this was an example of the use of health care workers in the political persecution of citizens.

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