News for June 2011
27.06.2011 Police in Mahilyow region attempt to disrupt celebration of midsummer holiday
Police in the Mahilyow region attempted to disrupt a celebration of Kupalle, Belarus’ folk midsummer holiday, at the River Druts near Byalynichy on Saturday.
24.06.2011 Valiantsin Stefanovich: “All this show cannot be called justice”
Valiantsin Stefanovich, lawyer of the Human Rights Center Viasna, observed the consideration of a number of administrative cases against the protesters detained during the 22 June Minsk silent rally. In particular, he attended the hearings at Minsk Savetski District Court presided by Judge Ms. Aksana Reliava.
24.06.2011 Young man linked to online anti-government campaign appeals jail term
Ivan Stasyuk, an opposition young man linked to an online campaign called "Revolution through Social Networks," has filed an appeal against his jail sentence with the Brest Regional Court.
24.06.2011 Square sentences left in force again
Minsk city court considered appeals of Square convicts for more than an hour on June 24.
24.06.2011 Two charges made against Ihar Bantsar
The journalist is accused of petty hooliganism and disobedience to the police.
24.06.2011 Legal Transformation Center releases statement ahead of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The Legal Transformation Center has released a statement “In support of actions combating torture and other Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” to be submitted to a number of state bodies of Belarus, including the Houses of Parliament, the Constitutional and the Supreme Courts, the Ministries of Defense and Interior Affairs.
24.06.2011 New accused in mass riot case Baranovich imprisoned, say human rights defenders
Sviataslau Baranovich, 25, charged with involvement in the 19 December mass riot, has been in custody in Minsk detention center #1 in Valadarski Street since 15 June.
24.06.2011 Prosecutor demands 3 years’ term for journalist Pachobut
Hronda court continues hearing the case of journalist Andrei Pachobut, facing charges for libel and insult of President Lukashenka.
24.06.2011 International Observation Mission condemns obstruction to mass media
The International Observation Mission expresses deep concern about the fact that recent months have demonstrated the negative effects of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Mass Media” in the part of regulating the professional activities of foreign mass media.
24.06.2011 Organizers of «silent» protest campaign urge Lukashenka to sack interior minister after crackdown
The organizers of an online campaign called "Revolution through Social Networks" have urged Alyaksandr Lukashenka to sack Interior Minister Anatol Kulyashow after the police's unprovoked crackdown on a peaceful protest in Minsk on June 22, BelaPAN said.
23.06.2011 Protesters stand trials
Some 20 participants of yesterday’s protest in downtown Minsk have stood trials this afternoon.
23.06.2011 Mazyr HR defender Tseliapun detained by police
Human rights defender Uladzimir Tseliapun was detained together with some 20 persons during a protest in the central square of the town of Mazyr, Homel region.
23.06.2011 Russian human rights activists defend "silent actions" in Belarus
Head of Moscow Helsinki Group Liudmila Aliakseeva has made such a statement.
23.06.2011 Over 460 persons detained during silent protests across Belarus on 22 June
According to preliminary data, over 460 persons were detained during silent protests across Belarus yesterday.
22.06.2011 Political prisoner Zmitser Bandarenka taken to medical unit
His health condition has deteriorated greatly behind bars.