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Civil Rights Defenders: Belarus Must Drop Charges Against Ihar Komlik and Henadz Fiadynich

23.08.2017 Civil Rights Defenders: Belarus Must Drop Charges Against Ihar Komlik and Henadz Fiadynich

Civil Rights Defenders calls upon the Belarusian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ihar Komlik and to drop all charges against Ihar Komlik and Henadz Fiadynich.

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.

Prisoner attempts to kill self to protest torture

12.01.2016 Prisoner attempts to kill self to protest torture

Yahor Pratasenia, 20, has committed a suicide attempt in the Žodzina jail to protest torture and abuse during the investigation and detention, according to Larysa Zhyhar, representative of the public initiative “Mothers’ Movement 328”.

Courts afraid to deal with discrimination cases

16.11.2015 Courts afraid to deal with discrimination cases

The Viciebsk Regional Court heard today a lawsuit dealing with employment discrimination. Earlier, the Court of Polack refused to recognize a fact of discrimination against a former employee of the Polack-Šklovalakno enterprise, Viktar Stukau, over his membership in an independent trade union.

Another trade union activist loses job in Babrujsk

16.09.2015 Another trade union activist loses job in Babrujsk

The top managers of a Babrujsk-based Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (TDiA) continue dismissing activists of the Free Trade Union of Belarus.

Leanid Sudalenka: They are looking in the wrong place! Let's inspect those who sell cottages at 1.5 million dollars instead

04.09.2015 Leanid Sudalenka: They are looking in the wrong place! Let's inspect those who sell cottages at 1.5 million dollars instead

The authorities continue pressurizing the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka. The tax authorities require from the Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry an income statement of their lawyer for the last seven years, despite the fact that Mr. Sudalenka had already reported about his income and assets for the period up to 2012 inclusive.

More trade union activists fired in Babrujsk

30.07.2015 More trade union activists fired in Babrujsk

The management of the Babrujsk-based plant of tractor parts and units continues harassing members of the Free Trade Union of Belarus. Over the past two years, the employer has got rid of several trade union activists by refusing to extend their labor contracts. But the last two cases were “the height of cynicism and humiliation of all norms of human morality," say local members of the FTU.

Babrujsk: another member of independent trade union dismissed from TD&A plant

04.07.2015 Babrujsk: another member of independent trade union dismissed from TD&A plant

The member of the Free Trade Union of Belarus learned that the plant of Tractor Details and Appliances hadn't renewed the labor contract with him the day before the expiry of the contract, whereas according to the collective agreement the administration was to have warned him a month before it.

Trade union challenges ban on May Day rally

12.05.2015 Trade union challenges ban on May Day rally

May 11, Belarusian Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry (TUREI) filed an appeal against the ban of the Minsk City Executive Committee on holding a May Day rally to the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk.

Trade union activist appeals ban on May Day picket in Baranavičy

27.04.2015 Trade union activist appeals ban on May Day picket in Baranavičy

Ryhor Hryk, leader of the Baranavičy office of the independent trade union of radio electronic industry, filed today a complaint in the Baranavičy District and City Court to challenge a ban imposed by the city executive committee on a picket scheduled for May 1.

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