The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council reports on adopting on August 31, 2012 its Opinions concerning the case of Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski, following a respond sent by the Belarusian Government to the Group's Urgent Appeal.
On 24 November 2011, the Court of Pershamaiski District of the city of Minsk composed of presiding judge S.V. Bandarenka, with participation of state prosecutor V.I. Saikouski, defense lawyer D.Y. Layeuski, having examined in an open trial on the premises of the Court of Maskouski District of the city of Minsk the criminal case file in relation to:
Aliaksandr Viktaravich Bialiatski, born 25 September 1962, native of the town of Viartsila, Sortavala District, the Republic of Karelia, the Russian Federation, citizen of the Republic of Belarus, liable for military service, married, with higher education, unemployed, previously not convicted, registered at: 78A-48 Nezalezhnastsi Avenue, Minsk,
charged under Par. 2 Art. 243 of the Criminal Code.
On November 3, 2011 in Minsk the trial of Ales Bialiatski, the head of the human rights center Viasna and vice-president of the International Federation of Human Rights continued. The International observation mission of the Committee on international control over the situation with Human Rights in Belarus followed the progress of the trial. A survey of the first day can be found here. Today's hearing was largely devoted to the examination of witnesses.
A brief review of the first day of the hearing of Ales Bialiatski’s case: The trial of Ales Bialiatski has begun in Minsk
On November 2nd 2011, in Minsk the trial of Ales Bialiatski, vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights and head of the human rights center Viasna, has begun.