News for 11 Mar 2009

Harry Pahaniaila: ‘Verdict to Yana Paliakova was issued unlawfully’

11.03.2009 Harry Pahaniaila: ‘Verdict to Yana Paliakova was issued unlawfully’

Only today, on 11 March Neanila Paliakova finally managed to receive a copy of the court verdict that had been issued to her daughter Yana Paliakova by Salihorsk district court on 3 March. Even a brief familiarization with the documents lets human rights defenders state about gross law violations during the trial of Yana Paliakova.

Human rights defenders are concerned with P.Miklashevich’s statement about possible referendum on abolishment of death penalty

11.03.2009 Human rights defenders are concerned with P.Miklashevich’s statement about possible referendum on abolishment of death penalty

‘According to the Constitution, abolishment of death penalty in Belarus can be decided only by means of referendum,’ stated the head of the Constitutional Court of Belarus Piatro Miklashevich at the press-conference of 11 March. As said by him, ‘a special provision has been put in the Constitution concerning the abolishment of death penalty’, Interfax informs.

Astravets: examination and videoing of apartments of ecological activists

11.03.2009 Astravets: examination and videoing of apartments of ecological activists

At 8.30 a.m. police officers with witnesses came to the apartment of the leader of the civil initiative Astravets nuclear power station is a crime Mikalai Ulasevich.

11.03.2009 Pastor of ‘New Life’ Church disproves information of Belarusian TV

The pastor of Minsk Church New Life, bishop of the religious association of Full Gospel Christians in the Republic of Belarus Viachaslau Hancharenka disproved the information that was publicized on 9 March by the Panorama program of the 1st channel of the Belarusian TV.

Judge Burautsou refuses to present a copy of the court verdict to Yana Paliakova’s mother

11.03.2009 Judge Burautsou refuses to present a copy of the court verdict to Yana Paliakova’s mother

As said to the press-service of Charter'97 by the head of the Center on Human Rights Raisa Mikhailouskaya, Salihorsk district court refuses to issue a copy verdict to the mother of the perished human rights defender Yana Paliakova.

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