News for 14 Sep 2011
14.09.2011 Third wave of pardoned figurants of 19 December events
Human rights defenders are trying to find the surnames of the 11 political prisoners who have been pardoned by Lukashenka’s order today: Aliaksandr Atroshchankau, Dzmitry Bulanau, Aleh Fedarkevich, Aliaksandr Klaskouski, Mikita Likhavid, Uladzimir Loban, Aliaksandr Malchanau, Fiodar Mirzayanau, Dzmitry Novik, Illia Vasilevich and Pavel Vinahradau.
14.09.2011 Homel: democratic activists apply to UN
Homel-based democratic activists Vasil Paliakou and Anatol Paplauny appealed to the UN Human Rights Committee against violation of their rights by the Belarusian authorities.
14.09.2011 Maksim Hubarevich summonsed to confrontation once again
Maksim Hubarevich, Deputy Chair of the Hrodna city organization of the Belarusian Popular Front, is summonsed to another confrontation in Minsk, the third since the beginning of the investigation into the incident that had taken place near the new office of the BPF in Minsk on 13 August.
14.09.2011 Biaroza: administrative case against beaten woman is dropped
On 13 September the Biaroza District Court finished the consideration of the administrative case against Halina Kavalevich, Chair of the Biaroza district unit of the Conservative-Christian Party Belarusian Popular Front.
14.09.2011 Military procuracy casts a veil of secrecy over tortures in KGB prison
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has received an answer to his request to hold a check-up concerning the statement of the former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau about tortures in the remand prison of the KGB.
14.09.2011 Estonia urges Belarus to free political prisoners
Estonia expresses concern about human rights violations and the lack of democracy and rule of law in Belarus, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said.
14.09.2011 Mahiliou: authorities ban action of solidarity with political prisoners
Representatives of the democratic movement in Mahilou failed to get permission to hold a rally to support political prisoners.