News for 6 Feb 2012

“Viasna”: six months without Ales Bialiatski

06.02.2012 “Viasna”: six months without Ales Bialiatski

The Human Rights Center "Spring" has been working without its leader, Ales Bialiatski, for six months already. The human rights activist was detained on 4 August 2011, and sentenced to 4.5 years in maximum security colony with confiscation of property on 24 November.

Action in Prague: human rights evicted

06.02.2012 Action in Prague: human rights evicted

In the morning of 6 February cars with furniture and slogans: “Human rights got evicted” appeared near the entrance of the Belarusian Embassy in the Czech Republic, marking the start of an action in support of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.

Baranavichy: entrepreneur Charnavus opposes unlawful actions of market administration

06.02.2012 Baranavichy: entrepreneur Charnavus opposes unlawful actions of market administration

Baranavichy-based individual entrepreneur Mikalai Charnavus (in the photo) filed appeals with the General Prosecutor, the Presidential Adiministration and the Brest Regional Procuracy. He asks the state bodies to declare invalid the results of the re-election of the Council of entrepreneurs at the city market, held by the Baranavichy City Executive Committee and the district cooperative society.

Aliaksandr Kruty states that his daughter still hasn't received compensation

06.02.2012 Aliaksandr Kruty states that his daughter still hasn't received compensation

Minsk citizen Aliaksandr Kruty, who is kept in the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street, awaiting the direction for forced psychiatric treatment, imposed by a court verdict, sent a letter to the Homel-based activist of the coalition “Our Alternative” Kanstantsin Zhukouski.

Action in support of political prisoners held in New-York

06.02.2012 Action in support of political prisoners held in New-York

A picket in support of Belarusian political prisoners was held on 4 February near the UN headquarters in New-York. The picket participants held portraits of Zmitser Bandarenka, Ales Bialiatski, Andrei Sannikau and Mikalai Statkevich in their hands. The action was organized by the Belarusian-American Association “Pahonia”.

06.02.2012 Zmitser Bandarenka applies for pardon

The political prisoner, who was denied parole in spite of serious problems with health, applied for a pardon on 1 February. Zmitser Bandarenka said this to his wife on the phone on 4 February.

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