News for 28 Feb 2012

28.02.2012 KGB persecutes family of political refugee from Salihorsk

Vasily Lahnou, the father of political refugee Alyaksei Prykhodzka from Salihorsk, complains to local human rights activists he is being pressed by the KGB.

28.02.2012 EU blacklists 21 more Belarusians

The Council of the European Union on February 27 added 21 new names to the EU’s list of Belarusians subject to restrictive measures in connection with the ongoing crackdown on government opponents, BelaPAN said.

Homel activist reiterates demand to review appeal

28.02.2012 Homel activist reiterates demand to review appeal

Homel resident Ihar Sluchak has lodged another complaint with the Supreme Court Chairman Valiantsin Sukala, urging him to review the administrative arrest for alleged disorderly conduct in late August 2011.

Hrodna authorities ban picket in support of political prisoners

28.02.2012 Hrodna authorities ban picket in support of political prisoners

Hrodna human rights defenders Viktar Sazonau and Raman Yurhel will not be able to hold a picket of solidarity with Belarusian prisoners of conscience, after their application was dismissed by local executive authorities.

28.02.2012 Belarusian Helsinki Committee demands to inspect torture report by Valadarski detention center prisoner

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee has lodged an appeal with the Prosecutor General’s Office demanding to investigate torture allegations reported by Mr. Siarhei Hafarau, inmate of Minsk detention center in Valadarski Street, Radio Racyja reports.

Ales Bialiatski is in Babruisk penal colony

28.02.2012 Ales Bialiatski is in Babruisk penal colony

Ales Bialiatski has finally been convoyed to Babruisk penal colony No. 2, after he left Zhodzina prison to spend eleven days in a detention center in Minsk, says the human rights defender's wife, quoting the penal facility's administration.

28.02.2012 Bundestag member supports Syarhei Kavalenka

Marieluise Beck condemned the sentence against the Vitsebsk political prisoner.

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