News on the topic: provocation

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.

Salihorsk police evade from answering inquiry about possibility of handing out national symbols

12.05.2015 Salihorsk police evade from answering inquiry about possibility of handing out national symbols

Salihorsk activists of the United Civil Party concerning their inquiry about the possibility of the legal distribution of white-red-white flags and the officially registered historical emblem “Pahonia” among the local population.

Leanid Kulakou got detained

09.05.2015 Leanid Kulakou got detained

As learned by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, at 9.30 p.m. on 8 May an activist of European Belarus Leanid Kulakou was detained near his home.

Preventive detention of fans of Football club Dynamo Minsk

08.05.2015 Preventive detention of fans of Football club Dynamo Minsk

As learned by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, late in the evening policemen came to a FCDM fan with a search warrant. The detainee, Yury Belavusau, managed to pass this information.

Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich to be kept in prison for the rest of his term

04.05.2015 Political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich to be kept in prison for the rest of his term

The aim of the trial is toughening the prison regime for Mr. Statkevich by transferring him to a cell-type prison facility. The alleged reason for the trial are numerous violations of the internal regulations of the penal colony No. 17 in The Škloŭ by him and his refusal to obey the demands of the colony administration.

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).

Barys Khamaida assaulted by a bully. Police don't interfere

10.04.2015 Barys Khamaida assaulted by a bully. Police don't interfere

A 25-year-old guy demanded that Viciebsk oppositionist removed the embroidery with the prayer "Our Father" from the table, at which he distributes the independent press.

Details of police raids in Homel

09.04.2015 Details of police raids in Homel

April 8, Homel policemen raided the socio-political center in Paleskaya Street, 52. The search lasted about two hours.

Homel socio-political centre is searched, police seize computers

08.04.2015 Homel socio-political centre is searched, police seize computers

The police are searching the socio-political centrein Paleskaya Street, 52 in Homel. According to the deputy chair of the United Civil Party Vasil Paliakou, the policemen came to the socio-political centre, where a number of public movements and organizations rent offices, with a search warrant, issued by the prosecutor.

Baranavichy police fail to identify wreath burners

16.03.2015 Baranavichy police fail to identify wreath burners

Civil society activist Viktar Syrytsa has received a reply from the Baranavichy City Police Department, signed by the head of the public security division, lieutenant-colonel Aliaksei Trafimau.

Svetlahorsk police fail to identify persons who threatened Yury Liashenka

16.03.2015 Svetlahorsk police fail to identify persons who threatened Yury Liashenka

Svetlahorsk police keep answering to the repeated appeals of a civil society activist, disabled of the first group Yury Liashenka by saying they didn't manage to identify the protractors.

Handicapped activist receives anonymous threats

15.01.2015 Handicapped activist receives anonymous threats

Svetlahorsk resident Yury Liashenka, handicapped civil society activist, faced with another act of psychological pressure. According to him, he has received an anonymous threat letter to his e-mail address.

Minsk believers not allowed to church for Orthodox Christmas mass

08.01.2015 Minsk believers not allowed to church for Orthodox Christmas mass

As reported by a coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Valeryia Charamortsava, in the morning of January 7, the police refused to let Orthodox believers in the St. Spirit Cathedral.

“Incident with Andrei Bandarenka is a rude and cruel provocation”

12.11.2014 “Incident with Andrei Bandarenka is a rude and cruel provocation”

Chairman of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski commented on the hunger-strike of the imprisoned human rights activist Andrei Bandarenka.

Svetlahorsk activist complains to prosecutor's office about setting fire to his mailbox by unidentified persons

11.11.2014 Svetlahorsk activist complains to prosecutor's office about setting fire to his mailbox by unidentified persons

Svetlahorsk social activist Yury Liashenka has filed an application to the prosecutor's office requesting to check some facts of illegal actions of unidentified citizens. In the night of 4-5 November, they set his mailbox on fire. “I called the police, and during a conversation I remembered that in August, when I r

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