News for 28 May 2013

28.05.2013 UN Human Rights Council hosts news conference on situation in Belarus

A news conference on the human rights situation in Belarus was held in Geneva on Monday within the framework of a session of the UN Human Rights Council.

28.05.2013 Constitutional Court finds no misfits of Constitution and laws in 5 years

The court hasn't checked a single decree or ordinance for conformity with the Constitution since 1996.

28.05.2013 Bialiatski’s letters

Ales Bialiatski, the most famous Belarusian human rights activist, has been in prison for almost two years since August 4th, 2011. This article was firstly published in Belarusian on September 25th, 2012, Bialiatski’s 50th birthday. Unfortunately, now the article is still up-to-date. That’s why today we publish extracts from his letters to family and friends in English.

Salihorsk human rights defender challenges foreign travel ban for non-payment of utility bills

28.05.2013 Salihorsk human rights defender challenges foreign travel ban for non-payment of utility bills

Salihorsk human rights defender Leanid Markhotka addressed the District Prosecutor with a complaint against the town’s public utility centre. The officials are reportedly going to enforce foreign travel restrictions for persons who have not paid their utility bills for more than one month. The blacklists are said to be sent together with the bills.

28.05.2013 Lukashenka decorates judge involved in harassment of Viasna

The Belarusian leader Aliaksandr Lukashenka awarded the Medal of Honor to Ms. Valiantsina Kulik, Judge of the Supreme Court of Belarus, who considered the case on the dissolution of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” back in 2003, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Belarus service reports.

28.05.2013 Andrej Hajdukou transferred to Viciebsk

Accused of a state treason Andrej Hajdukou will be put on trial in Viciebsk regional court. His mother Volha Hajdukova informed the charter97.org web-site about that.

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