News for 16 Oct 2014
16.10.2014 Human rights defenders about the preventive detention: This is used arbitrarily - in order to fulfill the political order
Human Rights Center "Viasna" held on October 15 a press conference devoted to the various aspects of the preventive arrests in Belarus, where were presented the corresponding flaws in the legislation, the typical abuse of law by the police and new trends in this problem.
16.10.2014 Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in September 2014
In September, there were no positive developments in the human rights situation in Belarus, systemic and systematic violations still persisted. During the month, there was a further consolidation of the most negative practices developed in the preceding period: arbitrary preventive detention and punishment of civil society and political activists, harassment of journalists for contributing to foreign media, the impossibility of holding peaceful assemblies to express alternative opinions, bans on establishing independent associations.
16.10.2014 Court of the Biarozauski district continue to stands on the side of the executive committee on the issue of the banning of the public events
Human rights defenders Siarzuk Rusetski, Tamara Schapetkina and public activist Tatsiana Tarasevich asked to deem illegal the refusal to hold a picket on August 25 coincided with the anniversary of the constitutional enactment of the independence of Belarus.