News on the topic: political persecution

13.10.2015 “European Belarus” Activists Called For Military Training

Summons have been received today by Mikalai Kolas and Aliaxandr Rybachenka, who yesterday took part in the protest rally.

Preventive supervision can be extended for Pavel Vinahradau

08.10.2015 Preventive supervision can be extended for Pavel Vinahradau

At 2.30 p.m. on October 9 the Biaroza District Court will consier the request of the Biaroza District Police Department to extend the preventive supervision over Pavel Vinahradau. The activist reported about it at his own FB account.

Viciebsk Regional Court dismisses appeal of unemployed oppositionist

07.05.2015 Viciebsk Regional Court dismisses appeal of unemployed oppositionist

Head of the regional branch of the Belarusian Popular Front party Leanid Autukhou wanted to achieve the lifting of the verdict of the Haradok District Court, according to which he was fined 5.4 million rubles. "I wish I was sentenced to arrest," says the unemployed activist.

Human rights activists demands to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure

07.05.2015 Human rights activists demands to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure

Human rights activist Siarhei Ustsinau appealed to the National Center for Legislation and Legal Research with the request to draft a bill on introducing changes to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus regarding the conduct of the examination.

Pavel Sapelka complains about restriction of his right to attend open court hearing

06.05.2015 Pavel Sapelka complains about restriction of his right to attend open court hearing

May 4, the issue of changing the regime of deprivation of liberty for Mikalai Statkevich was considered at an exit trial in Škloŭ penal colony №17. The police didn't let in a representative of the European Union, human rights activists and journalists.

Ales Bialiatski: Deteriorating of conditions for political prisoners is closely connected with the pre-election situation in the country

06.05.2015 Ales Bialiatski: Deteriorating of conditions for political prisoners is closely connected with the pre-election situation in the country

The alleged reason to change the prison regime and transfer the political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich to a cell-type prison is numerous violations of internal regulations of Škloŭ penal colony №17, where he was serving his sentence, and disobedience to the requirements of the colony.

Police officer or cop?

23.04.2015 Police officer or cop?

According to numerous polls, less than 40% of Belarusians have complete trust in the police. Meanwhile, police officers seem to perform quite a respected function - to protect and defend. Is it a paradox?

Homiel human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka questioned as a witness in a criminal case regarding distribution of pornography

15.04.2015 Homiel human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka questioned as a witness in a criminal case regarding distribution of pornography

Today, April 15, Chairman of the Homiel Branch of the NGO "Legal Initiative" Leanid Sudalenka has been interrogated as a witness at the Homiel city department of the Investigation Committee in connection with a criminal case, brought under part 2 of article 343 of the Criminal Code (distribution of pornographic materials via the Internet) in connection with the alleged sending of pornographic videos from the mailbox, belonging to the human rights activist (sudalenko@mail.ru).

Miory: BCD activist loses his job

15.04.2015 Miory: BCD activist loses his job

A resident of Miory, activist of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party Siarhei Vasilyeu lost his job.

Rasul Jafarov urges court to acquit him

15.04.2015 Rasul Jafarov urges court to acquit him

On the trial of the Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov on Wednesday, he made a closing statement. The human rights activist said that he would not touch the essence of the charges in detail, as the lawyers thoroughly presented the position of the defenсe.

Human rights activist demands from policemen to explain seizure of computer

15.04.2015 Human rights activist demands from policemen to explain seizure of computer

A human rights activist from Homiel Leanid Sudalenka plans to apply to the police department relating the fact of the search and seizure of the office equipment in his working place and at home.

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Unfortunately, not all European politicians want to see what is going on in Belarus

14.04.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: Unfortunately, not all European politicians want to see what is going on in Belarus

The situation that has developed around political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich is very symptomatic, showing that the Belarusian authorities, firstly, do not want to release political prisoners, and, secondly, only imitate a dialogue with the European Union.

Leanid Autukhou sentenced to a fine

10.04.2015 Leanid Autukhou sentenced to a fine

The basis for the administrative cases considered by the Haradok District Court is a record in the book of complaints made by a member of the Belarusian Popular Front Party Leanid Autukhou.

Supervision over Eduard Lobau intensified

10.04.2015 Supervision over Eduard Lobau intensified

The former political prisoner Eduard Lobau is to return home before 8 p.m., and check in at the police department of Maskouski district every Thursday.

Yury Rubtsou is keeping hunger strike in solitary confinement

09.04.2015 Yury Rubtsou is keeping hunger strike in solitary confinement

As it became known to the Human Rights Centre "Viasna", the criminal case against Yury Rubtsou under Article 415 of the Criminal Code, "avoidance of serving punishment in the form of restriction of liberty", was instituted back on March 18.

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