News for 5 Dec 2014

Valiantsin Stefanovich speaks against the clear-up of the informational space under the disguise of fight against drug trafficking

05.12.2014 Valiantsin Stefanovich speaks against the clear-up of the informational space under the disguise of fight against drug trafficking

During his speech at the meeting on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances on December 4 the Interior Minister Ihar Shunevich said that there was an urgent need to adjust the legislation related to Internet activities. In particular, in his opinion, all Belarusian Internet users must be prohibited access to the websites put on the list of restricted access.

Statement of HRC “Viasna” and Belarusian Association of Journalists regarding detention of journalist Aliaksandr Alesin

05.12.2014 Statement of HRC “Viasna” and Belarusian Association of Journalists regarding detention of journalist Aliaksandr Alesin

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" and "Belarusian Association of Journalists" urge Belarusian KGB to inform the public about the cause and place of detention of the journalist of the newspaper "Belarusy i Rynak", a member of the NGO "Belarusian Association of Journalists" Aliaksandr Alesin, as well as the essence of the accusation against him.

Human Rights Day picket banned in Baranavichy

05.12.2014 Human Rights Day picket banned in Baranavichy

Baranavichy City Executive Committee banned the picket dedicated to the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, organized by the human rights activists Viachaslau Bolbat and Siarhei Housha.

Another activist of independent trade union gets fired from “Granite” enterprise in Mikashevichy

05.12.2014 Another activist of independent trade union gets fired from “Granite” enterprise in Mikashevichy

The management of the enterprise “Granite” hasn't extended the labour contract to the driver Uladzimir Kryvau, citing a violation of the security rules by him this spring.

Another freelance journalist to stand trial

05.12.2014 Another freelance journalist to stand trial

At 11 a.m. on December 11 hearings on an administrative case against the journalist Ales Zaleuski will take place at Slonim District Court.

Vasil Parfiankou released from jail

05.12.2014 Vasil Parfiankou released from jail

Political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou has been released.

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