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Amnesty International: Iranian in Belarus at risk of imminent deportation, faces death penalty in home country

23.07.2018 Amnesty International: Iranian in Belarus at risk of imminent deportation, faces death penalty in home country

Iranian citizen Mehrdad Jamshidian, who suffers from acute ill-health, was detained on 14 June in Belarus. He is at imminent risk of deportation to Iran, where he may be subjected to torture and the death penalty for ‘apostasy’ and murder accusations.

UN HRC urges Belarus not to expel Iranian facing death in home country

07.12.2017 UN HRC urges Belarus not to expel Iranian facing death in home country

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on the Belarusian government not to expel Mehrdad Jamshidian, an Iranian national residing in Belarus, who is facing torture and the death penalty in his home country, human rights activist Raman Kisliak told BelaPAN.

Russian philosopher ousted from Belarus after 6 days in jail on trumped-up charges

17.10.2017 Russian philosopher ousted from Belarus after 6 days in jail on trumped-up charges

Russian historian and philosopher Pyotr Ryabov has been officially banned from entering Belarus for 10 years, after serving 6 days in jail in Baranavičy on ‘hooliganism’ charges.

20.02.2015 Court dismisses Tonkacheva's appeal against deportation from Belarus

The human rights defender must leave Belarus on February 21.

Östgruppen: verdict on Tonkacheva's case has a clear political motivation

15.01.2015 Östgruppen: verdict on Tonkacheva's case has a clear political motivation

Representatives of the Swedish organization Östgruppen comment on the verdict of the Minsk court which refused to cancel the earlier court decision to deport human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva from Belarus.

Elena Tonkacheva's appeal turned down

15.01.2015 Elena Tonkacheva's appeal turned down

On January 13 at 2.30 p.m. consideration of the appeal of Elena Tonkacheva against the decision of the DCM concerning her expulsion from Belarus continued at the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk.

Chronicle of January 12 hearing on Elena Tonkacheva's appeal against expulsion from Belarus

15.01.2015 Chronicle of January 12 hearing on Elena Tonkacheva's appeal against expulsion from Belarus

The consideration of the appeal of the human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva against the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Pershamaiski District Police Department of Minsk continued at 2.30 p.m. on January 12 at the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk. The case is considered by Judge Natallia Petukh.

Continuation of the trial on Elena Tankacheva's appeal against expulsion from Belarus

09.01.2015 Continuation of the trial on Elena Tankacheva's appeal against expulsion from Belarus

January 9, the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk continues considering the appeal of the human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva against the decision of the Pershamaiski District Department of Citizenship and Migration to expel her from Belarus and ban her entrance to the country for three years. The appeal is considered by Judge Natallia Petukh.

Human rights activist Alena Tankachova appeals expulsion in court

26.12.2014 Human rights activist Alena Tankachova appeals expulsion in court

Alena Tankachova, Director of the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend”, sent on December 24 to the court of Minsk’s Pershamaiski district an appeal against the decision of the district police department to expel her from the country for three years.

Bialiatski: “Tonkacheva has been expelled from the country for three years, I had been thrown in prison for three years”

06.11.2014 Bialiatski: “Tonkacheva has been expelled from the country for three years, I had been thrown in prison for three years”

Chairman of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" commented to RFE/RL the decision of the Belarusian authorities on the expulsion of the human rights activist Yelena Tonkacheva without the right to return to Belarus for three years.

Yelena Tonkacheva: “All that happened yesterday at Pershamaiski DPD in Minsk seems to be a planned farce”

06.11.2014 Yelena Tonkacheva: “All that happened yesterday at Pershamaiski DPD in Minsk seems to be a planned farce”

Press conference of the chairperson of the board of the Center for Legal Transformation «Lawtrend» Yelena Tonkacheva, which took place on November 6 at the office of HRC "Viasna", barely accommodated all journalists, human rights activists and public figures.

Yelena Tonkacheva expelled from Belarus for three years

05.11.2014 Yelena Tonkacheva expelled from Belarus for three years

November 5, Division for Citizenship and Migration of the Pershamaiski District Police Department of Minsk considered the question of the expulsion from Belarus of Chair of the Board of the Center for Legal Transformation Yelena Tonkacheva, whose residence permit in Belarus had been annulled.

UN is requested to take urgent measures in connection with the possible expulsion of Yelena Tonkacheva

04.11.2014 UN is requested to take urgent measures in connection with the possible expulsion of Yelena Tonkacheva

Belarusian human rights organizations appealed to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, as well as to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus with a request to urgently intervene.

Wife of Iranian Mehrdad Jamshidian tries to prevent his deportation from Belarus

04.11.2014 Wife of Iranian Mehrdad Jamshidian tries to prevent his deportation from Belarus

The individual communication of the wife of the Iranian citizen Mehrdad Jamshidian Helena,sent from Belarus on October 23, was registered at the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and includes measures of urgency.

Threat to expel human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva from Belaruis is legal lynching reminiscent of Soviet times

04.11.2014 Threat to expel human rights activist Elena Tonkacheva from Belaruis is legal lynching reminiscent of Soviet times

We, representatives of Belarusian and international human rights organizations, consider the actions of the Belarusian authorities aimed at annulment of the residence permit and subsequent expulsion of one of the country's leading human rights activists as politically motivated and aimed at the involuntary termination of Elena Tonkacheva's legitimate human rights activities or creation of significant obstacles in the conduct of such activities.

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