News for 20 Nov 2012

Informal legal school for Roma people to be arranged in Homel

20.11.2012 Informal legal school for Roma people to be arranged in Homel

Homel human rights activists announced yesterday the opening of a legal school for Roma. The decision was made based on the results of a roundtable discussion on Roma-related discrimination. The event was organized by local activists of the organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy".

Baranavichy police reject early vote rigging allegations after two months of “investigation”

20.11.2012 Baranavichy police reject early vote rigging allegations after two months of “investigation”

On November 19, human rights defender Siarhei Housha received a response from the Department of the Interior of Baranavichy city executive committee signed by its deputy chief Colonel Aliaksandr Trafimau. The police official succinctly summarizes that no trustworthy data on forcing the students of Baranavichy State University to early voting in the parliamentary elections has been received during the consideration of Siarhei Housha’s statement.

Orsha officials accused of manipulating public opinion

20.11.2012 Orsha officials accused of manipulating public opinion

Orsha community is heating up around the proposed unification of the town and the district, after local executive authorities announced that they were going to examine citizens' opinions on the issue. After 28 days of “opinion polls”, the executive officials voiced stunning result – 22,600 residents of Orsha and nearly 6,000 more inhabitants of the district reportedly had one’s say.

20.11.2012 Minsk Economic Court turns down Platforma’s appeal

The appeal board of Minsk Economic Court rejected today an appeal lodged by the “Platforma” human rights NGO against the Court's earlier decision on its dissolution. According to Platforma’s leader Andrei Bandarenka, the complaint was considered in the absence of the NGO’s representatives.

20.11.2012 Some 30 people demonstrate in Warsaw to demand freedom for Dashkevich, Statkevich

Some 30 people staged a demonstration in Warsaw on November 18 to demand the release of Belarusian political prisoners Zmitser Dashkevich and Mikalay Statkevich.

Record number back UN vote against death penalty

20.11.2012 Record number back UN vote against death penalty

UNITED NATIONS: A record 110 countries on Monday backed a resolution calling for the abolition of the death penalty voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee.

2021: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2020: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2019: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2018: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2017: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2016: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2015: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2014: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2013: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2012: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2011: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2010: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2009: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2008: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2007: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2006: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2005: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2004: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2003: December November October September August July June May April March February January

2002: December November October September

Partnership

Membership