News for 20 Feb 2013
20.02.2013 On Rules and Ethics of Coverage in Court
The law allows taking photo and video before a court hearing starts, wherever it takes place. The deputy chairperson of the Supreme Court Valery Kalinkovich answered questions at a press-conference on February 19.
20.02.2013 Interior Ministry sees no discrimination in articles about Roma
Homel human rights defender Marya Klimovich received a reply to her appeal to the Interior Ministry on reported instances of discrimination of Roma people. In her appeal, the activist argued that the police newspaper “Na Strazhe” (“On Guard”) specifies the nationality of criminals, in particular Roma, which leads to discrimination based on ethnicity.
20.02.2013 Human rights defenders demand transparency in Andrei Haidukou’s case
Statement Minsk, February 19, 2013 Belarusian human rights organizations demand transparency and compliance with all the procedural guarantees in the case of Andrei Haidukou facing charges of spying.