News for 23 Jan 2012
23.01.2012 Cassation appeal on Ales Bialiatski's case to be considered on 24 January
The cassation appeal of Ales Bialiatski against the verdict of the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk will be considered by the panel of judges of the Minsk City Court on 24 January. The hearings begin on 10 a.m.
23.01.2012 Experts release report on freedom of association in 2011
On 23 January, experts of the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs and the Center for Legal Transformation presented the results of monitoring of the situation with non-governmental organizations and freedom of association in Belarus in 2011.
23.01.2012 Homel opposition activists address Constitutional Court
Homel pro-democratic activists Uladzimir Katsora and Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh have addressed the Constitutional Court of Belarus with a demand to provide legal assessment to the provisions of Article 8.4 of the Code for Administrative Procedures in their compliance with Article 25 of the Constitution and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
23.01.2012 “Ice Age” comes to Salihorsk public life
Salihorsk authorities have banned two more street events – a picket and a meeting scheduled for 21 January and 22 January, respectively.
23.01.2012 Sevyarynets: Conditions in labour camp on the verge of survival
The increased public utilities fees in a labor camp in the village of Kuplin (the Pruzhany district) brought prisoners to the brink of survival.
23.01.2012 BAJ Prepared Annual Review “Violations of Journalists’ and Mass Media Rights in Belarus in 2011”
The new online bulletin «Mass media in Belarus» dedicated to violations of journalists’ rights in 2011 is available on BAJ website in the section «Monitoring» in pdf format in Belarusian, Russian and English.
23.01.2012 Human Rights Watch: Belarus has an unprecedented level of repressions
This is stated in the annual report of the human rights organization.
23.01.2012 Jailed Ex-Belarusian Presidential Candidate Finally Sees Lawyer
VITSEBSK, Belarus -- The jailed former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau has been allowed to see his lawyer for the first time in two months, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
23.01.2012 Belarusian Activist Faces Eviction, Loss Of Parental Rights
BABRUYSK, Belarus -- An opposition activist in eastern Belarus is facing eviction from her home and could also be divested of her parental rights, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.