News for 20 May 2010
20.05.2010 FIDH issues press-release on Belarus
On 20 May the International Federation for Human Rights issued a press-release 'on the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review of Belarus; the issues of death penalty; freedom of speech; freedom of association and assembly as well as the prohibition of torture and the independence of the judiciary went under review during the interactive dialogue held at the Human Rights Council.'
20.05.2010 Young Front Homel activist fined
Anton Nazaranka, Homel activist of the Young Front unregistered youth movement, was fined BYR 600,000 for posting the organization’s posters a month ago, the Young Front’s press-service reports.
20.05.2010 European Parliament calls on Belarus to “stop immediately all repression”
Jerzy Buzek expresses his serious concern about “the recent worsening of the human rights situation in Belarus”.
President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek called on the Belarusian authorities on May 19 to “stop immediately all repression and intimidation of civil society groups and to get back on the way to democratization”.