News for 16 Jul 2013
16.07.2013 Brest region’s police chief apologizes for violent arrest of elderly vendors in Pinsk
Ivan Sawchyts, chief of the police in the Brest region, has apologized for the conduct of police officers who violently arrested at least four elderly people at a marketplace in Pinsk earlier this month.
16.07.2013 Niakliayeu to stand trial on July 25
The trial in the case of former presidential candidate Uladzimir Niakliaeu is scheduled for July 25. Charter97.org received this information from Niakliaeu.
16.07.2013 Statement by the Human Rights Center "Viasna" on the prosecution of Vasil Parfiankou and Uladzimir Yaromenak
Vasil Parfiankou and Uladzimir Yaromenak face up to one year in prison each. If found guilty and sentenced to prison terms, they will be recognized as political prisoners.
16.07.2013 Opposition activist detained on border
Pro-democratic Zmitser Kaspiarovich was detained by the Belarusian border troops, Aksana Samuilava, activist of the Tell the Truth campaign told Viasna. Zmitser Kaspiarovich phoned her and asked her to tell about his detention to journalists and human rights defenders.
16.07.2013 Young Front activist Uladzimir Yaromenak faces another prison term
On July 14, his own wedding day, Young Front activist Uladzimir Yaromenak received a phone call from a police investigator who urged him to appear for a conversation on Monday. Later, the policemen agreed to put off the conversation till Tuesday. Today, the activist was served a decision to institute criminal proceedings against him under Article 421 of the Criminal Code “Violation of preventive supervision restrictions”, dated 24 May.