News for 11 Sep 2009

Valer Filipau joins campaign against death penalty in Belarus

11.09.2009 Valer Filipau joins campaign against death penalty in Belarus

Valer Filipau, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, is one of the first Belarusian human rights defenders who started struggling for the abolishment of the death penalty in Belarus. Three editions, dedicated to the right to life, have been edited by him.

Karnei Piatrovich vs. Baranavichy State University

11.09.2009 Karnei Piatrovich vs. Baranavichy State University

On 11 September the preliminary court sitting on the lawsuit of the lawyer Karnei Piatrovich against Baranavichy State University took place.

11.09.2009 Statement of Human Rights Center ‘Viasna’: Authorities again showed complete disregard of human rights

On 9 September 2009 in Minsk a peaceful action of the citizens who came to Kastrychnitskaya Square of Minsk to express their opinion concerning the participation of the Russian military forces in the joint Bealrusian-Russian military training, was dispersed with an exceptional violence.

Belarus has the largest prison terms in Europe

11.09.2009 Belarus has the largest prison terms in Europe

‘The average prison term in Belarus is 6.3 years, whereas seven years of jail is considered a terrible penalty in Europe. This fact aggravates the correction of criminals and contributes to the stability of the criminal world,’ BelTA quotes Alexander Barkou, vice-director on the research of the Belarusian State University’s Institute for retraining of judges, officers of procuracies, courts and justice organs.

11.09.2009 KGB returns Zmitser Khvedaruk from hospital to army

During the morning doctor’s round Zmitser Khvedaruk was told his state of health was unsatisfactory and he should have stayed in hospital for one more week.

Alexander Atroshchankau: ‘Detention in police department can’t be called anything but torture’

11.09.2009 Alexander Atroshchankau: ‘Detention in police department can’t be called anything but torture’

Alexander Atroshchankau, activist of the civil movement European Belarus, commented on the treatment of detained participants of the action No to Russian Occupation! by police.

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