News for 26 Aug 2013

26.08.2013 Court does not satisfy appeal lodged by Kavalyou’s relatives

Minsk City Court has refused to satisfy the appeal lodged by Uladzislau Kavalyou’s mother and sister.

UN Human Rights Committee rules on violation of rights of four Brest residents

26.08.2013 UN Human Rights Committee rules on violation of rights of four Brest residents

The UN Human Rights Committee recognized the violation of the rights of representatives of the democratic community of Brest concerning the freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.

Echoes of story in Pinsk market: vendors punished, policemen get away

26.08.2013 Echoes of story in Pinsk market: vendors punished, policemen get away

The police officers who brutally performed on July 7 the "cleansing" of street vendors near the mini market Zakhodni in Pinsk were acting in accordance with the law, but were "tactically illiterate."

Flash mob against death penalty in Zurich

26.08.2013 Flash mob against death penalty in Zurich

Zurich activists of Amnesty International staged on Saturday a flash mob against the death penalty in Belarus. In one of the main streets of the Swiss city the activists and human rights defenders placed dozens of symbolic tombstones with inscriptions about the death penalty in Belarus and the recent death verdict for Ryhor Yuzepchuk.

26.08.2013 Over 100 participants of rock festival detained in Vileika district

According to a policeman on duty, the young people were detained for administrative offenses, however not specifying the exact charges.

26.08.2013 Police raid Minsk office of “Tell the Truth!” movement

About 30 activists of the “Tell the Truth!” movement were rounded up in a police raid on the movement’s Minsk office on the Saturday morning. All of them were released without charges after they spent more than three hours at a police station.

26.08.2013 Belapan cameraman detained briefly in Minsk

Cameraman Vasil Siamashka was detained at 1630 near Kastrychnitski police station in Minsk when on editorial assignment.

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