News for 15 Jun 2010
15.06.2010 Say ‘No’ to Death Penalty! – on YouTube
The trailer Say ‘No’ to Death Penalty is presented at YouTube within the guidelines of the campaign Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty in Belarus.
15.06.2010 Anatol Paplauny reports UN Human Rights Committee about unlawful punishment
Anatol Paplauny, a Homel human rights defender who had received administrative punishment for participation in the Chain of Concerned People, an action dedicated to commemoration of the missing public and political activists and support to their families and political prisoners, passed an individual communication to the UN Human Rights Committee in connection with violation by Belarus of his rights to fair trial and freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
15.06.2010 Mikalai Charnavus addresses Belarusian authorities concerning violation of entrepreneurs’ rights
On 15 June, the Baranavichy entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus addressed President of Belarus and Chairpersons of the Council of the Republic and the National Assembly with a complaint against the unlawful actions of the Homel customs office that had unlawfully confiscated goods from entrepreneur Nina Ivanashka in 2009.
15.06.2010 Court dismisses prosecutor's protest against acquittal of Ivan Mikhailau
On 15 June the Minsk Region Court considered the cassation appeal of the state accuser, L.Daubniuk, against the acquittal of Ivan Mikhailau by the Minsk District Court, and left the verdict of the lower court standing, thus taking the side of the defendant.
15.06.2010 Detention of activists of United Civil Party and 'Speak Truth' campaign
A camera crew of the Polish TV channel BelSat was detained on 15 June while making video shots in the yard of Belarusian State University. A camera was damaged during the detention.
15.06.2010 Authorities deprive correspondent students of determent from army draft
The House of Representatives has adopted in the second reading the amendments to the law on military service that cancel the educational exemptions for correspondent students, BelaPAN reports.