News for 24 Mar 2015

24.03.2015 EU flags seized from Brest activist on border

Brest resident Andrei Sharenda was detained on the Belarusian-Polish border last night.

Yury Rubtsou seeks to recover moral damages from judge Palulekh

24.03.2015 Yury Rubtsou seeks to recover moral damages from judge Palulekh

An appeal of political prisoner Yury Rubtsou against a refusal of Minsk’s Leninski District Court to hear his suit to recover moral damages from Judge Kiryl Palulekh has been appointed for March 26. The decision was announced on March 6 by Judge Veranika Abramovich. The verdict referred to a lack of jurisdiction.

Complaint to Prosecutor General is last hope of former candidate

24.03.2015 Complaint to Prosecutor General is last hope of former candidate

Opposition activist Valery Karankevich, a former candidate for the Mahiliou Regional Council of Deputies, filed on March 21 a complaint to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus.

Ales Bialiatski: Open letter by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok reveals the terrible truth

24.03.2015 Ales Bialiatski: Open letter by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok reveals the terrible truth

The head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" commented on his Facebook public page on the appeal published today by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok.

Mikalai Dziadok: "I want to be the last convict under Article 411 of the Criminal Code"

24.03.2015 Mikalai Dziadok: "I want to be the last convict under Article 411 of the Criminal Code"

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" published an open letter by political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok, who draws attention to the gross violations of the rights of those held in prisons, disadvantages and throw-backs of correctional institutions, as well as unfair punishment under Article 411 of the Criminal Code.

Amnesty International: Year's first death sentence in Belarus

24.03.2015 Amnesty International: Year's first death sentence in Belarus

A 21-year-old man, Siarhei Ivanou, has been sentenced to death in Belarus. He is the first person sentenced to death in the country this year.

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