News for 17 May 2013

17.05.2013 Ales Bialiatski deprived of food parcels

The political prisoner faced another disciplinary sanction in late March. Ales Bialiatski is not allowed to receive food parcels until the end of August, charter97.org learnt from Natallia Pinchuk, the political prisoner's wife.

Human rights defenders remind MFA about implementation of international treaties by state bodies

17.05.2013 Human rights defenders remind MFA about implementation of international treaties by state bodies

Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Valiantsin Stefanovich addressed on May 17 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Uladzimir Makei an appeal in connection with the failure of the Belarusian government to implement the Decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Ales Bialiatski’s case.

Independent journalists receive repeated summons to Bialynichy police department

17.05.2013 Independent journalists receive repeated summons to Bialynichy police department

Yauhen Hlushkou, independent journalist from Mahiliou, is summoned to Bialynichy district police department. Another journalist, Alina Skrabunova, was not found at home and is yet to be summoned.

17.05.2013 Ales Bialiatski has no hope for early release

The imprisoned leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” Ales Bialiatski has no hope for an early release, spending all his free time in prison on creative work, Radio Racyja reports.

Former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou fined 3 mln

17.05.2013 Former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou fined 3 mln

Judge Yury Harbatouski of Minsk Pershamaiski District Court heard today the charges brought against former political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou and fined him 3 mln rubles.

Editor of state-owned newspaper in Mazyr warned over humiliation of Roma

17.05.2013 Editor of state-owned newspaper in Mazyr warned over humiliation of Roma

Deputy Chairman of the executive committee of Mazyr district issued a warning to the editor-in-chief of the local government-run newspaper “Zhytssio Palessia” over repeated publications humiliating the Roma community.

Observatory requests to implement decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the case of Ales Bialiatski

17.05.2013 Observatory requests to implement decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the case of Ales Bialiatski

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders addresses the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs with a request to implement Decision of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the case of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.

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