News for 17 Jan 2014
17.01.2014 Astravets District Court predictably sides with officials
On January 16, Astravets District Court continued to hear a complaint by civil society activist Mikalai Ulasevich against the actions of local executive committee, who did not allow him to hold a picket on December 7 last year to demand “justice for corrupt officials”. As a result, the court dismissed the activist's complaint.
17.01.2014 Liabedzka not allowed to Minsk city council
UCP leader Anatol Liabedzka failed to register his initiative group.
17.01.2014 Zhodzina City Election Commission guided by Executive Committee
Zhodzina City Election Commission traditionally occupies in the building of local executive committee. Despite the fact that election commissions are supposed to be independent and act independently of the authorities, the electoral commission in Zhodzina is completely controlled by the executive.
17.01.2014 Ales Bialiatski nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The prominent Belarusian human rights activist has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the third time.
17.01.2014 Supreme Court: Justice transparency possible without limiting procedural rights
The Supreme Court issued a Resolution of its Plenum under No. 11 entitled “On ensuring transparency in the administration of justice and access to information about the activities of the courts", adopted on December 20, 2013.