News for 28 Nov 2012

Human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka gets questioned concerning the receipt of finances from Ales Bialiatski

28.11.2012 Human rights defender Tatsiana Reviaka gets questioned concerning the receipt of finances from Ales Bialiatski

The tax agencies use new ways to pressurize the member of the Council of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, the president of the Belarusian Human Rights House Tatsiana Reviaka.

How “Viasna” was evicted (video)

28.11.2012 How “Viasna” was evicted (video)

On 26 November bailiffs confiscated the assets and sealed the premises of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” where legal aid to repressed citizens had been conducted, trainings, meeting, seminars and press conference on human rights violations had been conducted for the 12 last years.

28.11.2012 Brest: people make a chain near to protect their house from unlawful construction works

In the morning of 28 November dwellers of the house #32 in Nabiarezhnaya Street in Brest, in the inter-column space of which a drugstore is being constructed, tried to prevent the construction works by lining in a row in front of the building.

Belarusian paratrooper Eduard Lobau (video)

28.11.2012 Belarusian paratrooper Eduard Lobau (video)

A mini-film dedicated to the political prisoner and member of the “Young Front” Eduard Lobau appeared on the web.

“New Life” church is being evicted

28.11.2012 “New Life” church is being evicted

The court ruling of the Supreme Economical Court was received by the believers on 27 November. According to it they must vacate the building by 5 November.

Villagers protest against the storage of chemical waste in Mizgiry

28.11.2012 Villagers protest against the storage of chemical waste in Mizgiry

Dwellers of the remote villages of the Slonim district – Sasnouka, Mizgiry, Balty, Hrynkoushchyna and Yarutsichy – stand against the storage of 4.000 barrels of chemicals in the village of Mizgiry.

BCD activist Siarhei Malashonak intends to hold a rally in support of political prisoners in Navapolatsk

28.11.2012 BCD activist Siarhei Malashonak intends to hold a rally in support of political prisoners in Navapolatsk

Siarhei Malashonak, an activist of the organizing committee of the party Belarusian Christian Democracy, applied to the Navapolatsk City Executive Committee for the authorization of a street action in support of political prisoners in Belarus.

You can phone to “Viasna”

28.11.2012 You can phone to “Viasna”

Despite the confiscation of the office, the Human Rights Center “Viasna” continues its work. Not a single direction of its activities has been abandoned.

28.11.2012 Belarusian Popular Front banned from holding a rally in Slutsk

The Slutsk District Executive Committee prohibited the BPF party to carry out a rally on 1 December on occasion of the anniversary of the Slutsk Uprising.

Human Rights Chair concerned about closing of Viasna office in Belarus

28.11.2012 Human Rights Chair concerned about closing of Viasna office in Belarus

COPENHAGEN, 28 November 2012 - Matteo Mecacci, chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly human rights committee, today expressed deep concern over the confiscation of property and closing off of the Viasna office in Minsk

Further crackdown in Belarus: Office of Viasna confiscated and sealed

28.11.2012 Further crackdown in Belarus: Office of Viasna confiscated and sealed

The Civil Solidarity Platform condemns the confiscation, on 26 November, of the office of its member in Belarus, the Human Rights Centre Viasna (Spring).

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