News for 29 May 2012
29.05.2012 Brest campaigners for electoral reform report harassment by security officials
Several Brest activists campaigning for the reform of the electoral legislation have been intimidated by local police and KGB employees, says the campaign’s member Viktar Chaikouski.
29.05.2012 Hrodna pro-dem activist summoned to KGB
Aliaksei Hardzeichyk, an opposition activist in the city of Hrodna, has been reportedly summoned for a “precaution conversation” to the local office of the State Security Committee (KGB).
29.05.2012 Prosecutors warn one more independent journalist
The prosecutor's office of Homel issued a warning to Larysa Shchyrakova on May 29 for “work for NEWS Informacja production company (Poland)”.
29.05.2012 Picket “Beds for everyone” banned
Post graduate student Alyaksei Paulouski was not allowed to hold a picket near the Academy of Science.
29.05.2012 Viasna statement on conviction and sentencing of Vasil Parfiankou
On 29 May, Minsk Pershamaiski District Court sentenced civil activist Vasil Parfiankou to six months of arrest for violating the restrictions of a preventive supervision imposed by a court under Art. 421 of the Criminal Code. The Human Rights Center “Viasna” views the sentencing of Vasil Parfiankou as a politically motivated decision, and will consider the activist a political prisoner from the moment when his imprisonment starts.
29.05.2012 Former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou sentenced to 6 months in prison
Minsk Pershamaiski District Court has sentenced former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou to 6 months of arrest on charges of violating parole restrictions (Art. 421 of the Criminal Code).