News for 9 May 2010
09.05.2010 Statement of Human Rights Defenders on Autukhovich's case
On 6 May 2010, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus issued a verdict on the criminal case against Mikalai Autukhovich, Uladzimir Asipenka, Mikhail Kazlou and Aliaksandr Laryn.
09.05.2010 Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations in Belarus in April 2010
The local council election was the main event in April. According to information of Lidziya Yarmoshyna, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission, 21,293 deputies were elected to local councils on 25 April. Among them there were nine representatives of democratic opposition, including 3 members of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, 5 members of the Belarusian Party of Leftists Fair World and 1 member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party Hramada.
09.05.2010 Fines for action in memory of Zakharanka
A street action dated to the 11th anniversary of the abduction of Yury Zakharanka, a former Interior Minister and opposition politician, was held by members of the United Civil Party at 3 p.m. on 7 May.
09.05.2010 Brest: detentions for action in memory of Yury Zakharanka
On 7 May, the Brest human rights defenders Raman Kisliak and Andrei Sharenda were detained for handing out the UN Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The action was dated to the 11th anniversary of the abduction of Yury Zakharanka, a former Interior Minister and opposition politician.