News for 8 Dec 2014

Krychau: court partially grants ideologist's claim to “Volny Horad”

08.12.2014 Krychau: court partially grants ideologist's claim to “Volny Horad”

December 8, Judge of Krychau District Court Alena Azaranka ruled for recovering 7 million rubles from the founder of the newspaper “Volny Horad” Uladzimir Kudrautsau, its editor Siarhei Niarouny and journalist Mikalai Herdziy as a compensation of the moral damage, 450,000 rubles for the court fee and 3.6 million rubles for the lawyers services to the plaintiff, Maryna Maksimava.

Homel authorities ban procession on Human Rights Day

08.12.2014 Homel authorities ban procession on Human Rights Day

Homel human rights defenders Anatol Paplauny and Leanid Sudalenka and the civil society activist Halina Bialova have received an answer from Homel City Executive Committee regarding their application for holding a procession on Human Rights Day, December 10.

Amnesty International: “Your letter can change one's life” (video)

08.12.2014 Amnesty International: “Your letter can change one's life” (video)

Drawing the example of the Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, who used to be a prisoner of conscience just several months ago, the Belgian branch of Amnesty International calls for participation in its Solidarity Marathon.

Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the safety of Aliaksandr Alesin

08.12.2014 Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the safety of Aliaksandr Alesin

Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the safety of the Belarus journalist, a military affairs specialist, who disappeared last month and is believed under arrest for alleged spying.

Invitation to presentation of report on results of monitoring of penitentiary institutions

08.12.2014 Invitation to presentation of report on results of monitoring of penitentiary institutions

December 10, the International Human Rights Day, Human Rights Center "Viasna" presents an analytical study "Report on the results of monitoring penitentiary institutions in the Republic of Belarus".

Andrei Haidukou arrested for 5 more days

08.12.2014 Andrei Haidukou arrested for 5 more days

December 5, a member of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Andrei Haidukou was released from jail after ten-days' arrest. Then he was brought Navapolatsk City Court and sentenced to 5 more days of arrest under Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “violation of the rules of organization and conduct of mass events”.

Letters to political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich continue “disappearing”

08.12.2014 Letters to political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich continue “disappearing”

This follows from Statkevich's letter to Bialynich journalist Barys Vyrvich, dated December 6. According to Barys Vyrvich, Mikalai Statkevich wrote him he hadn't received letters from the journalist several months already, as well as letters from other people.

Mahiliou authorities don't regard fake complaint book as a crime

08.12.2014 Mahiliou authorities don't regard fake complaint book as a crime

As it follows from an answer, given to a former worker of the Belsantekhmantazh Trust No. 1 (“Belarusian Sanitary Engineering Trust No. 1”) Aliaksandr Bykau by Chair of the Leninski District Executive Committee Laurynovich, the Leninski DEC doesn't think that the complaint book should be laced/

Mahiliou prosecutor Vulvach misleads journalist Burakou

08.12.2014 Mahiliou prosecutor Vulvach misleads journalist Burakou

The Ministry of Justice has acknowledged that Regulations on records management in government agencies and other organizations establishes general requirements for documenting management activities in all public bodies and other organizations. This follows from the written reply received by Mahiliou journalist Ales Burakou.

Kobryn: trial of Ales Mekh to continue December 11

08.12.2014 Kobryn: trial of Ales Mekh to continue December 11

December 4, the hearings on an administrative case against Mr. Mekh, charged with participation in an unauthorized mass event, started at Kobryn District Court. The case concerns the participation of Ales Mekh and his son in the commemoration of participants of the uprising of 1863-1864 against the Russian empire, held in the town of Svislach.

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