News for 8 Jul 2011

08.07.2011 Minsk City Court leaves verdicts to anarchists unchanged

On 8 July the Minsk City Court considered cassation appeals against verdicts to the activists of the anarchist movement Ihar Alinevich, Miklaia Dziadok and Aliaksandr Frantskevich who had been sentenced to different times of imprisonment for a number of political actions including arsons. Two more convicts, Silivonchyk and Vetkin, didn’t file cassation appeals. Bear in mind that in May 2011 they had pleaded guilty and had given testimonies against Alinevich, Dziadok and Frantskevich who plead innocent.

Human Rights Center <em>Viasna</em> expresses solidarity with regional human rights defenders

08.07.2011 Human Rights Center Viasna expresses solidarity with regional human rights defenders

The Human Rights Center Viasna states its solidarity with the Belarusian human rights defenders who were detained during the silent protest actions in different parts of Belarus.

7 July: trials in Belarusian regions

08.07.2011 7 July: trials in Belarusian regions

On 7 July participants of the 6 July silent protest actions were tried all over Belarus. Here are some details.

Minsk: trials of 6 July silent protest participants

08.07.2011 Minsk: trials of 6 July silent protest participants

The people who were detained during the 6 July silent protest action, were taken to different district courts of Minsk on 7 July.

Homel region: list of civil activists punished for participation in silent protests

08.07.2011 Homel region: list of civil activists punished for participation in silent protests

Many people are fined and imprisoned in the Homel region these days.

Vialeika: trial of a detained protester postponed to 12 July

08.07.2011 Vialeika: trial of a detained protester postponed to 12 July

Eight people and a dog were detained on the central square of the town of Vialeika on 6 July. The detentions were conducted by the riot police to prevent the silent protest action which was to have taken place there.

08.07.2011 Orsha: foreign travel restrictions imposed on Siarhei Huminski

Siarhei Huminski, a civil activist from the town of Orsha, studies at one of the Polish universities. At present he is passing his exams there. The Orsha Town Military Enlistment Office sent him a paper, according to which he is banned to travel abroad. The official reason is that he hadn’t allegedly passed all necessary documents to the military enlistment office. Siarhei Huminski says it’s not true.

08.07.2011 Vitsebsk: Barys Khamaida detained

Mr. Khamaida was detained near the so-called “blue house” – he usually distributes the independent press there. Radio Liberty informs that he has been brought to Railway District Department of the Interior according to a police order.

08.07.2011 One-armed man fined for applauding

Belarusian judges continue to demean themselves in the eyes of the world.

08.07.2011 Many beaten people were brought to Frunzenski District Police Department of Minsk

Human rights activists from the Human Rights Center Viasna told Euroradio about detentions in the Frunzenski district of Minsk.

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