News for 17 Nov 2011

Brest court upholds verdict to local human rights defender

17.11.2011 Brest court upholds verdict to local human rights defender

On 17 November, Brest Regional Court dismissed an appeal by local human rights defender Raman Kisliak against a BYR 350,000 fine for staging a picket of solidarity with the imprisoned Viasna leader Ales Bialiatski on 16 October.

Artak Kirokasyan: This is a trial of the entire independent civil society sector in Belarus

17.11.2011 Artak Kirokasyan: This is a trial of the entire independent civil society sector in Belarus

FIDH Secretary General and Chairman of the Civil Society Institute (Armenia) Artak Kirakosyan, who has been closely following the trial of FIDH Vice-President Ales Bialiatski, has commented on the “new charges” that were brought against the Belarusian human rights defender on 16 November.

17.11.2011 Berlin concerned about Andrei Sannikov

Bundestag member Marieluise Beck called on the Belarusian authorities to “immediately inform the family and lawyers of Andrei Sannikov about his location and provide access to him”.

Sannikau’s lawyer appeals meeting ban

17.11.2011 Sannikau’s lawyer appeals meeting ban

Mrs. Maryna Kavaleuskaya, the lawyer of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, is appealing a ban on meeting her client ordered by head of Mahiliou prison #4 Aliaksandr Lamaza.

Urgent appeal: Viasna demands to stop abuse against Andrei Sannikau and his family

17.11.2011 Urgent appeal: Viasna demands to stop abuse against Andrei Sannikau and his family

The Human Rights Center “Viasna” urges the Belarusian authorities to immediately put an end to abuses against prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau and his family.

17.11.2011 Polish national Kinga Ksiazek deported

Kinga Ksiazek, a consultant of Fundacja Institutum Orientalium NGO, has been deported from Brest.

17.11.2011 Participants of prayer for political prisoners detained on October Square

5 activists who planned to hold a prayer service for political prisoners have been detained on October Square in Minsk.

Among them are Hanna Shaputska, Nina Bahinskaya, Tatsyana Kim, Alyaksandr Makaeu, Radio Svaboda informs.

17.11.2011 Andrei Sannikau is in Mahilyou prison #4

His lawyer Maria Kavaleuskaya has found him there. However, she has not been allowed to meet the ex-candidate.

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