News for 27 Jul 2011

27.07.2011 General public prosecution threatens Nyaklyaeu with arrest

Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu was summoned to the General public prosecution on July 26.

27.07.2011 Belarusian Helsinki Committee to address UN on disbarred lawyers

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee is going to inform the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the situation with Belarusian lawyers, said BHC deputy chair Hary Pahaniayla, speaking on the recent disbarment of several lawyers this week, the BelaPAN news agency reports.

Judicial tricks?

27.07.2011 Judicial tricks?

Minsk resident Aliaksei Balashou lodged a complaint with Minsk City Court appealing an earlier verdict by Minsk Maskouski District Court. However, the reply received by the plaintiff was signed by the same judge who sentenced Mr. Balashou to 5 days of arrest.

27.07.2011 Most poorly attended silent action

About 20 people have come to the Kamarouski market at 13.00 in Minsk. No detentions have been reported so far.

27.07.2011 Administration of detention center refuses to deliver parcel to jailed mother of post-election protester Mikita Likhavid

The administration of a detention center in Minsk on Tuesday refused to deliver food and hygiene items to the jailed mother of post-election protester Mikita Likhavid.

27.07.2011 Public prosecutor's office finds no danger in Siarhej Androsenka's beating

He asked to start a criminal case against the police. The public prosecutor's office replied they found no actions dangerous for the society.

27.07.2011 Dashkevich in punishment cell again

Young Front leader Zmitser Dashkevich has been thrown into a punishment cell in the Horki penal colony for the third time.

27.07.2011 Bandarenka may be returned to prison just after operation

The coordinator of European Belarus civil campaign has undergone surgery today at the 5th hospital in Minsk.

The operation lasted for 2.5 hours. “Neurosurgeons said it was successful,” the wife of the political prisoner, Volha Bandarenka, said. It is too early to make any conclusions, because such operations require at least some months of rehabilitation.

MEP Migalski banned to visit Belarus

27.07.2011 MEP Migalski banned to visit Belarus

Marek Migalski, Member of the European Parliament, has been banned to visit Belarus, an immigration official in Minsk said on 27 July.

27.07.2011 Amnesty International condemns recent executions in Belarus

The recent execution of a Belarusian man convicted of assault and murder does nothing to advance the cause of justice, Amnesty International said today.

Angelika Graf takes on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Siarhei Kazakou

27.07.2011 Angelika Graf takes on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Siarhei Kazakou

Angelika Graf, deputy spokeswoman on human rights and humanitarian aid for the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag, has taken on a prisoner’s godparenthood for Siarhei Kazakou.

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