News for 10 Oct 2014

Human rights defenders: a moratorium on the death penalty is needed first of all for the Belarusian society

10.10.2014 Human rights defenders: a moratorium on the death penalty is needed first of all for the Belarusian society

On October 10, the World Day against the Death Penalty, Belarusian human rights activists gave a final press conference on the Week against the Death Penalty in Belarus.

Babruisk polyclinic practices forced flu vaccination

10.10.2014 Babruisk polyclinic practices forced flu vaccination

Babruisk coordinator of “Tell the Truth” Alena Miadzvedzeva reported about two cases of forced vaccination against influence at polyclinic No. 7 in Babruisk.

Ales Bialiatski: I am totally for Malala and Satyarthi

10.10.2014 Ales Bialiatski: I am totally for Malala and Satyarthi

Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski commented to RFE/RL on the results of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to 17-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yusufzai and Indian advocate of children's rights Kailash Satyarthi.

Who Needs Death Penalty?

10.10.2014 Who Needs Death Penalty?

On October 9, on the eve of the World Day against the Death Penalty, the presentation of a book by Valery Filipau “Who Needs the Death Penalty” was held at the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Mozyr: Uladzimir Tseliapun asks the prosecutor's office to assess the legality of a court verdict

10.10.2014 Mozyr: Uladzimir Tseliapun asks the prosecutor's office to assess the legality of a court verdict

October 9, Mozyr activist Uladzimir Tseliapun appealed to the Mozyr Inter-District Prosecutor's Office asking to assess the legality and validity of the judgment on his complaint. The reason for the appeal was the doubt that the judgment issued by the Mozyr District Court was competent, fair and impartial.

Brest: just one member of Brest City Council reported to electors

10.10.2014 Brest: just one member of Brest City Council reported to electors

Participants of the civil initiative "Social Office" consider it as a positive development. After their appeals to members of councils, one of them, representative of the electoral constituency No. 34 Aliaksandr Shokau, reported to his electors through the newspaper “Brestski Vesnik”.

Krychau: head of ideological department sues “Volny Horad” newspaper

10.10.2014 Krychau: head of ideological department sues “Volny Horad” newspaper

Head of the ideological department of the Krychau District Executive Committee Maryna Maksimava has filed a claim for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation and compensation for moral damages to the Krychau District Court.

Baranavichy human rights defenders continue drawing public attention to the problem of the death penalty

10.10.2014 Baranavichy human rights defenders continue drawing public attention to the problem of the death penalty

October 9, Baranavichy human rights defenders and social activists continued their participation in the week against the death penalty. Human rights activist Siarhei Housha noted that the Baranavičy City Executive Committee traditionally did not allow for social and political actions, including those devoted to the International Day against the Death Penalty and International Human Rights Day.

Barysau: Belarusian and Ukrainian football fans sentenced to fines and arrest

10.10.2014 Barysau: Belarusian and Ukrainian football fans sentenced to fines and arrest

As RFE/RL learned at the Police Bureau of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee, 41 people were taken to the Barysau District Police Department after the football match between the national teams of Belarus and Ukraine in the evening of October 9.

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