News on the topic: criminal persecution

Henadz Fiadynich charged with tax evasion

14.08.2017 Henadz Fiadynich charged with tax evasion

Henadz Fiadynich, head of the independent Trade Union of Radio and Electronic Industry (REP), has been officially charged with tax evasion, BelaPAN said quoting the Investigative Committee’s spokesperson Yuliya Hancharova.

Komlik formally charged, Fiadynich still a suspect

11.08.2017 Komlik formally charged, Fiadynich still a suspect

Ihar Komlik, chief accountant of the REP trade union, has bene officially charged under Part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code, “large-scale tax evasion.”

Observatory condemns judicial harassment against trade union leaders in Belarus

10.08.2017 Observatory condemns judicial harassment against trade union leaders in Belarus

The Observatory fears that REP and BITU leaders are being targeted in reprisal for their human rights activities and calls for the immediate release of Mr. Komlik, as well as ending all judicial harassment against REP and BITU leaders, in particular Messrs Komlik and Fiadynich, in so far as it appears to only aim at sanctioning their peaceful and legitimate human rights activities.

International trade union leaders call to end persecution of Fiadynich and Komlik

09.08.2017 International trade union leaders call to end persecution of Fiadynich and Komlik

Valter Sanches, General Secretary of the IndustriALL Global Union, and Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), have expressed deep concern and outrage at the recent searches in the offices of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) and the Belarusian Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry (REP) in a letter to President Lukashenka, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prosecutor General of Belarus.

Stop prosecution of Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik

04.08.2017 Stop prosecution of Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik

Joint Statement of Belarusian Human Rights Organizations

Trade union leaders face tax evasion charges

02.08.2017 Trade union leaders face tax evasion charges

The Minsk and Salihorsk offices of two key opposition trade unions have been raided today by the Department for Financial Investigations, nn.by said. Office equipment and financial documents have been seized.

KGB closes rioting case, ‘armed group’ charges in place

19.06.2017 KGB closes rioting case, ‘armed group’ charges in place

Minsk, 16 June. The Investigative Committee of Belarus has taken over the criminal case of alleged creation of an illegal armed group, which was initially opened by the State Security Committee (KGB), BelaPAN said quoting the Investigative Committee spokesperson.

KGB drops charges against all Young Front activists

09.06.2017 KGB drops charges against all Young Front activists

All six of the Young Front activists earlier charged with preparing riots during March 25 protest in Minsk (part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code) have been notified by the State Security Committee (KGB) that the charges had been dropped due to lack of evidence.

HRDs call for immediate release of all persons arrested in ‘rioting and armed group case’ after reports of torture in KGB prison

07.06.2017 HRDs call for immediate release of all persons arrested in ‘rioting and armed group case’ after reports of torture in KGB prison

Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights organizations

Authorities release 2 more persons held in White Legion case

05.06.2017 Authorities release 2 more persons held in White Legion case

Two more persons earlier arrested in the case of preparing riots and creating an illegal armed group, Siarhei Kuntsevich, member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party, and Andrei Bialiauski, have been released from pre-trial detention.

Investigators extend pre-trial detention of another person charged in ‘rioting and armed group case’

30.05.2017 Investigators extend pre-trial detention of another person charged in ‘rioting and armed group case’

The period of pre-trial detention of Viktar Maroz, former member of the White Legion organization, has been extended until late September, svaboda.org said, quoting the prisoner’s postcard.

Authorities extend pre-trial detention of 4 persons charged in ‘rioting and armed group case’

24.05.2017 Authorities extend pre-trial detention of 4 persons charged in ‘rioting and armed group case’

The authorities have extended the pre-trial detention of four persons involved in the case of preparing mass riots and forming an illegal armed group, Andrei Dundukou and Uladzimir Fiodarau.

Yauhen Paltarzhytski released on house arrest

22.05.2017 Yauhen Paltarzhytski released on house arrest

Yauhen Paltarzhytski, a person involved in the case of preparing riots, has been released from pre-trial detention. Before the trial, he will remain under house arrest.

Mikalai Mikhalkou released. 17 persons remain in jail in ‘rioting and armed group case’

18.05.2017 Mikalai Mikhalkou released. 17 persons remain in jail in ‘rioting and armed group case’

Mikalai Mikhalkou, leader of a Babrujsk-based club Patriot, has been released from custody.

BAJ Urges State Bodies to Provide Info on Patriots’ Case

11.05.2017 BAJ Urges State Bodies to Provide Info on Patriots’ Case

The Belarusian Association of Journalists filed a petition to the Investigative Committee, the General prosecutor’s office and the KGB, demanding to hold a press conference for all mass media and present official information concerning the investigation into the criminal cases widely discussed lately, the so-called cases of “Bely Legion” and the “case of patriots”.

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