News for 7 Feb 2012

07.02.2012 For Freedom Brest leader appeals verdict by district court

Dzianis Turchaniak, coordinator of Brest office of the For Freedom movement, has lodged a cassational appeal against a ruling by Brest Leninski District Court, which dismissed the activist’s claim on allegedly illegal actions by deputy chair of the city’s executive committee, the Novy Chas newspaper reports.

Three participants of solidarity rallies expelled from Minsk Linguistic University

07.02.2012 Three participants of solidarity rallies expelled from Minsk Linguistic University

On 6 February, three activists of the European Belarus opposition movement were expelled from Minsk State Linguistic University, following their conviction for involvement in a series of rallies of solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners.

18 protests banned in Salihorsk in 2012

07.02.2012 18 protests banned in Salihorsk in 2012

Eighteen mass events have been banned by Salihorsk town authorities since the beginning of the year alone, with six more pickets banned on 2 February, local human rights defender Uladzimir Shyla says.

Mahiliou Regional Court upholds verdict to Babruisk resident

07.02.2012 Mahiliou Regional Court upholds verdict to Babruisk resident

On 6 February, Babruisk resident Artsiom Markhasiou received an official ruling by Mahiliou Regional Court on his appeal against a 700,000-fine for alleged violation of the Mass Events Code requirements of 22 December.

07.02.2012 Human rights defender Aleh Vouchak appeals arrest

In his appeal against a four-day arrest for alleged using of foul language on 30 January, Aleh Vouchak, leader of the Kyiv-based Legal Assistance to Citizens Foundation, argues that the court ruling by Judge Aliaksandr Yakunchykhin is “illegal and groundless”, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

07.02.2012 Orsha police search residence of Nash Dom activist

On 6 February, Orsha police raided the private apartment of local activist of the Nash Dom civil campaign Mrs. Yanina Liasneuskaya, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

07.02.2012 Policemen searched car of “Vitsebski Kurjer” newspaper

A journalist of the newspaper Yuliya Kanaplyova was behind the wheel of the car.

07.02.2012 Authorities object to UN committee considering complaint from Kavalyow's family

The Belarusian government believes that the consideration by the UN Human Rights Committee of a complaint sent by Uladzislaw Kavalyow's family would be unacceptable as not all domestic remedies have been exhausted, Lyubow Kavalyow, mother of the death row inmate, told BelaPAN.

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