News for 19 Nov 2014

Journalists and activists in Vitsebsk face charges over photos

19.11.2014 Journalists and activists in Vitsebsk face charges over photos

Several journalists in Vitsebsk were photographed against a background image on the wall of a building – the image of three cages and a paper bird leaving the cages. The people in the photographs are holding paper birds or cages. Now they are invited to the police station and charged with an administrative offense.

Ales Bialiatski: “Back in June, Intigam Aliyev was wearing a T-shirt with my portrait, now it’s me who’s wearing a T-shirt with his portrait” (video)

19.11.2014 Ales Bialiatski: “Back in June, Intigam Aliyev was wearing a T-shirt with my portrait, now it’s me who’s wearing a T-shirt with his portrait” (video)

A group of civil society representatives and lawyers in Azerbaijan have petitioned the country’s President Ilham Aliyev with a call to assist in the release of prominent human rights activist Intigam Aliyev, head of the Legal Education Society.

Activist in Hrodna fined over Ukraine solidarity flyers

19.11.2014 Activist in Hrodna fined over Ukraine solidarity flyers

On 18 November, the Leninski District Court of Hrodna considered the administrative case of local activist Volha Krapotsina, who was detained on 19 September when handing out leaflets in support of Ukraine. Judge Dzmitry Bubenchyk found the activist guilty of “illicit manufacturing and distributing of printed materials” (Art. 22.9, Part 2 of the Administrative Code) and fined her 4.5 million rubles.

Homel Regional Court turns down appeal of Young Front activist

19.11.2014 Homel Regional Court turns down appeal of Young Front activist

The Homel Regional Court considered yesterday an appeal lodged by co-chair of the Young Front opposition movement Andrei Tsianiuta against a decision of the Tsentralny District Court, who earlier dismissed his complaint. The defendant in the case was the Homel State University, from where the activist was expelled.

Court to hear appeal of Yury Rubtsou on 21 November

19.11.2014 Court to hear appeal of Yury Rubtsou on 21 November

An appeal lodged by opposition activist Yury Rubtsou, who was sentenced to 18 months of detention in a correctional labor camp, will be considered by the Minsk City Court on November 21.

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