News for 25 Jul 2011

25.07.2011 Sannikau’s lawyers keep appealing verdict

The lawyers of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, sentenced to 5 years for alleged involvement in the 19 December “mass riot”, have lodged another appeal against the verdict, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, quoting the politician’s lawyer Mrs. Maryna Kavaleuskaya.

25.07.2011 Imprisoned politician Dzmitry Bandarenka driven away from hospital after associates turn out to express support

Dzmitry Bandarenka was driven by unidentified men in plain clothes away from a hospital in Minsk after a group of his associates gathered at the entrance to the institution on Monday morning to express support for the imprisoned opposition politician.

UN Human Rights Committee admits violation of Civil Alternative co-founders’ rights

25.07.2011 UN Human Rights Committee admits violation of Civil Alternative co-founders’ rights

The UN Human Rights Committee has released its findings on a complaint submitted by Homel civil activists Uladzimir Katsora, Leanid Sudalenka and Ihar Niamkovich, after their “Civil Alternative” public association was denied registration by the Belarusian government, www.gomelspring.org reports.

“An employee of the Interior Ministry must not think differently than the authorities”

25.07.2011 “An employee of the Interior Ministry must not think differently than the authorities”

Maksim Pliatniou, employee of the Interior Ministry’s Security Department in Hrodna, has been reportedly forced to resign after he was accused of involvement in an “opposition-mined” community in one of the social network services.

Hrodna protesters appeal verdicts

25.07.2011 Hrodna protesters appeal verdicts

Hrodna residents Aliaksei Aliaksandrau and Ihar Hryhalets, fined BYR 1,050,000 and 875,000, respectively, for participation in a “silent protest” on 9 July, have lodged appeals against the verdicts.

Navapolatsk protesters warned and fined

25.07.2011 Navapolatsk protesters warned and fined

On 22 July, Navapolatsk town court heard the administrative cases of several persons detained during a protest on 20 July.

25.07.2011 EP President urges to release Zmitser Bandarenka

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