News for 2 Dec 2014

Ales Bialiatski calls on the Danish MFA not to decrease the level of demands to the Belarusian regime

02.12.2014 Ales Bialiatski calls on the Danish MFA not to decrease the level of demands to the Belarusian regime

December 1 in Copenhagen, Chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Martin Lidegard.

Krychau ideologist refuses from a part of her claims to “Volny Horad”

02.12.2014 Krychau ideologist refuses from a part of her claims to “Volny Horad”

December 2, hearings on the lawsuit on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation and compensation for moral damage, filed by the head of the department of ideology, culture and youth affairs of Krychau Town Executive Committee Maryna Maksimava to the independent newspaper "Volny Horad", its publisher Uladzimir Kudrautsau and editor Siarhei Niarouny continued at Krychau District Court.

Human rights activist demands that Belarusian MFA publish decisions of UN Human Rights Committee

02.12.2014 Human rights activist demands that Belarusian MFA publish decisions of UN Human Rights Committee

December 1 Leanid Sudalenka, executive director of the Movement for the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights "Covenant" (which is in the process of creation) sent a statement to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry with a request to publish decisions of the UN Committee on Human Rights regarding Belarus at the official website of the Ministry.

Brest: management of a park reluctant to enter into an agreement necessary to hold a picket

02.12.2014 Brest: management of a park reluctant to enter into an agreement necessary to hold a picket

Brest human rights activists have appealed to Brest City Executive Committee to hold a picket on December 10, Universal Day of Human Rights.

Hrodna: journalist Andrei Mialeshka got fined 60 mln rubles

02.12.2014 Hrodna: journalist Andrei Mialeshka got fined 60 mln rubles

December 2, Hrodna freelance journalist Andrei Mialeshka was sentenced to another fine under Article 22.9, Part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (illegal production and distribution of information products). Judge of the Leninski District Court of Hrodna Yury Kazakevich fined the journalist 6 million Belarusian rubles.

Iryna Motsnaya got detained at court

02.12.2014 Iryna Motsnaya got detained at court

Iryna Motsnaya, a mother who was denied the right to continue raising her adoptive children, was detained while coming out of the Klimavichy District Court, due to alleged earlier insubordination to the police.

Ales Mekh to be tried for memorial action in Svislach

02.12.2014 Ales Mekh to be tried for memorial action in Svislach

Charges have been presented to Mr Mekh and his son Anton Mekh (under age). Ales Mekh will be tried at the Kobryn District Court and the case against Anton Mekh will be considered by the committee on affairs of under-aged persons at Kobryn District Executive Committee.

Salihorsk joins “Cities for Life – Cities Against Death Penalty” action

02.12.2014 Salihorsk joins “Cities for Life – Cities Against Death Penalty” action

Salihorsk human rights activist have joined the annual action “Cities for Life – Cities Against Death Penalty”, held by the Catholic community of Sant'Egidio.

Vitsebsk: more fines for photos with “birds and cages”

02.12.2014 Vitsebsk: more fines for photos with “birds and cages”

Trials of participants of a photo shoot with a graffiti, painted by an unknown artist, continue at the Chyhunachny district court of Vitsebsk. The graffiti depicts newspaper birds flying out of cages. The police qualified the photoshoot as "unauthorized picketing".

Maladzechna residents oppose construction of large pigstries

02.12.2014 Maladzechna residents oppose construction of large pigstries

November 29 in Maladzechna local human rights activists held a meeting of the lawyer of the association “Green Network” Tatsiana Sinitsa with opponents of building two huge pigstries on the territory of Maladzechna district.

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