News on the topic: confiscation

Customs experts find no signs of extremism in <em>Viasna</em>’s book

18.12.2015 Customs experts find no signs of extremism in Viasna’s book

In March 2015, the Ašmiany customs department took about 40 copies of the book “Human Rights Situation in Belarus. 2014”, which was published by the Human Rights Center "Viasna". The books were carried by human rights activist Ales Dzerhachou.

Human rights books seized by customs officers

23.11.2015 Human rights books seized by customs officers

A number of books covering human rights issues were taken from Aliaksandr Hanevich, while crossing the state border of Belarus last Thursday, November 19.

Censors read opposition activist’s correspondence with Human Rights Committee

13.11.2015 Censors read opposition activist’s correspondence with Human Rights Committee

Opposition activist Illia Dabratvor says he has found in his mailbox a letter sent to him from the United Nations Human Rights Committee. It contained information relating to the objections of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry to a complaint filed by the activist. The envelope had been opened and had no postal stamps on it, says he.

18.08.2015 Mahilou-based journalist wants police to return his notebook

Ihar Barysau filed a complaint to the chief of Mahilou's Kastrychnitski district police on August 17.

Border guards seize books by Andrei Pachobut from freelance journalist

10.08.2015 Border guards seize books by Andrei Pachobut from freelance journalist

Books were seized from Radio Racyja's editor at Hrodna-2 customs checkpoint.

Human rights activist urges border officials to return seized laptop

29.05.2015 Human rights activist urges border officials to return seized laptop

Human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka has complained to the Chairman of the Customs Committee Yury Sianko urging him to return the laptop seized from the activist at the border checkpoint Kamenny Loh on May 24. The human rights activist also complains about the systematic violation of his rights by the Ašmiany customs.

Border guards seize laptop from human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

25.05.2015 Border guards seize laptop from human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

Belarusian border guards searched human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka as he was returning from Lithuania last evening. As a result, they took several data storage devices and a laptop.

Police confiscate book from Anatol Liabedzka and try to get into his apartment

12.05.2015 Police confiscate book from Anatol Liabedzka and try to get into his apartment

In the evening on May 9, 38 copies of Anatol Liabedzka's book “108 days and nights in the dungeons of the KGB” were seized from him. At first the police found some materials of the United Civil Party in his car, and then decided to “thoroughly examine” it, which resulted in the confiscation of the books, which were in the trunk. The books have been sent for an examination.

Police search apartment of former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau after return from Ukraine

29.04.2015 Police search apartment of former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau after return from Ukraine

Former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau, who returned from Ukraine two weeks ago, wrote today on his Facebook account: “They came to seek drugs, all approved by the prosecutor. They did not find anything. They took a hard disk (now I’m without an Internet connection) and two Ukrainian SIM cards. In general, a trifle, but unpleasant, now I am without money, the Internet, and waiting for the return of the HDD, which has been confiscated dozens of times.”

Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal in case of confiscation of independent newspapers

30.03.2015 Mahiliou Regional Court turns down appeal in case of confiscation of independent newspapers

On this occasion, Ihar Barysau, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) and editor of the newsletter “NASH Mahiliou”, is preparing a complaint to the Supreme Court, as well as to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

24.03.2015 EU flags seized from Brest activist on border

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

Opposition activist in Mahiliou sends complaints to prosecutor over PC seizure

22.03.2015 Opposition activist in Mahiliou sends complaints to prosecutor over PC seizure

Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party and journalist Ihar Barysau has sent a complaint to the prosecutor about the seizure of computers that were taken by the police on March 12.

Hrodna: administrative case suspended, laptop not returned though

13.10.2014 Hrodna: administrative case suspended, laptop not returned though

Hrodna resident Volha Krapotsina has received a response from the police bureau of the Hrodna Regional Executive Committee. There it is stated that the printed production, seized from the activist on September 19, was sent for examination, and the administrative case against her was suspended.

Report on discrimination and inequality in Belarus detained at border

22.08.2014 Report on discrimination and inequality in Belarus detained at border

Report prepared by the Equal Rights Trust and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee has been detained at the border and is awaiting an examination by the Department of Smuggling. Meanwhile, human rights activists have received a letter from the Office of the President saying that the information contained in the report has been “taken into consideration”.

Human rights defenders sue Homel authorities

30.07.2014 Human rights defenders sue Homel authorities

Human rights defenders Leanid Sudalenka and Anatol Paplauny have lodged a lawsuit with the Homel Tsentralny District Court against the City Executive Committee, who banned a picket in support of political prisoners scheduled for August 4.

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