News for 7 Oct 2014

Siarhei Balai: I put the question to which people need to answer on their own

07.10.2014 Siarhei Balai: I put the question to which people need to answer on their own

Before the opening of the photo exhibition "Capital Punishment" depicting mothers of the executed death row convicts, its author, photographer Siarhei Balai, gave an interview to the Human Rights Centre "Viasna".

Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

07.10.2014 Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

As it follows from the answer, the decision concerning the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process and made has been made and will not be discussed any more. However, the essence of the decision remains unknown: the ministry advised the activists to address members of the Chamber of Representatives to find about it.

Salihorskers send solidarity postcards to political prisoners (photos)

07.10.2014 Salihorskers send solidarity postcards to political prisoners (photos)

In Salihorsk, civil society activists have again sent postcards with words of support to Belarusian political prisoners.

Journalist Andrei Mialeshka gets second fine for work without accreditation

07.10.2014 Journalist Andrei Mialeshka gets second fine for work without accreditation

October 7, the Hrodna District Court fined Andrei Mialeshka about 500$ for violating art. 22.9, part 2 of the Administrative Code (illegal production and distribution of mass media products).

Police disrupt gathering dedicated to Illia Dabratvor's release

07.10.2014 Police disrupt gathering dedicated to Illia Dabratvor's release

Illia Dabratvor was released after 20 days of administrative arrest.

Drunk man shot dead by police in Orsha

07.10.2014 Drunk man shot dead by police in Orsha

He is the second person who was shot dead by the police in the last week.

Mother of victim of miscarriage of justice: “Thanks God I didn't give in to the sense of revenge”

07.10.2014 Mother of victim of miscarriage of justice: “Thanks God I didn't give in to the sense of revenge”

Having lost her only son, who was executed innocent, she became the mother of all death row prisoners in Uzbekistan. Having achieved the abolition of the death penalty in the country, she is fighting for its abolition primarily in Belarus. Tamara Chikunova is a guest of honor of the Belarusian Week Against the Death Penalty and one of the heroines of the photo project "Capital Punishment", which tells the story of a mother of death row convict.

Invitation to photo exhibition “Capital Punishment”

07.10.2014 Invitation to photo exhibition “Capital Punishment”

The joint protect of the photojournalist Siarhei Balai and the campaign "Human Rights Defenders Against Death penalty in Belarus" will be presented on October 7 at the gallery "Goliaths" (Valhahradskaya Street, 4a, metro station “Maskouskaya”). The event will begin at 6 p.m.

Week Against Death Penalty: News from Belarusian regions

07.10.2014 Week Against Death Penalty: News from Belarusian regions

Human rights activities within the framework of the Week Against the Death Penalty in Belarus are held in Belarus on October 5-10 under the slogan "Death Penalty Is Murder".

Week Against Death Penalty opens with poster exhibition

07.10.2014 Week Against Death Penalty opens with poster exhibition

October 5, the Week against the Death Penalty started in Minsk. It was opened with an exhibition of posters dedicated to this issue. The majority of them belong to a project of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, “Death Is Not Justice”. The logical centre of the exhibition was formed by a series of works “Six Arguments Against the Death Penalty”, created by a Belarusian artist from Vilnius, Siarhei Ablazhei.

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