News for 11 Dec 2014

Prized named after Frantsishak Aliakhnovich awarded to Bialiatski, Dashkevich, Fiaduta, Khalip Peker and Seviarynets

11.12.2014 Prized named after Frantsishak Aliakhnovich awarded to Bialiatski, Dashkevich, Fiaduta, Khalip Peker and Seviarynets

The founders of the prize, Radio “Liberty” and the Belarusian PEN Center, decided that these year's nominees were equal and therefore there could not be one winner.

Robiert Tyszkiewicz: Ales Bialiatski is the face of the Belarusian people

11.12.2014 Robiert Tyszkiewicz: Ales Bialiatski is the face of the Belarusian people

Former Belarusian political prisoner, the head of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski received an award named after the Polish Ombudsman Pawiel Wlodkowicz. The prize is awarded annually for the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Homel Centre for Strategic Litigation sums up the results of the year: three communications registered at the UN Human Rights Committee, decisions issued on seven more

11.12.2014 Homel Centre for Strategic Litigation sums up the results of the year: three communications registered at the UN Human Rights Committee, decisions issued on seven more

In 2014, 27 people applied to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations with the assistance of Homel Centre for Strategic Litigation. As a result, three communications were accepted for consideration on the merits.

Salihorsk authorities put a veil of secrecy over the regulation limiting right to peaceful assembly

11.12.2014 Salihorsk authorities put a veil of secrecy over the regulation limiting right to peaceful assembly

An attempt of Salihorsk human rights defenders to obtain from the local authorities a copy of the regulation which restricts the freedom of peaceful assembly, brought no results.

11.12.2014 Andrei Khadanovich: prison is a cynic catalyst of literary creativity

Andrei Kadanovich, Chairman of the Belarusian PEN Centre, which, together with Radio Liberty organizes the literary prize named after Frantsishak Aliakhnovich, named the most outstanding works competing for the prize this year.

Human rights defenders present “Report on Results of Monitoring of Places of Detention”

11.12.2014 Human rights defenders present “Report on Results of Monitoring of Places of Detention”

December 10, International Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" presented an analytical report on the results of monitoring places of detention in the Republic of Belarus. The report was prepared by human rights activists in cooperation with an expert, lawyer Pavel Sapelka.

Pavel Levinau is prohibited to hold a photo session

11.12.2014 Pavel Levinau is prohibited to hold a photo session

Human rights activist appealed to the Chyhunachny District Executive Committee to inform it about his intention to get photographed with his friends just for the sake of taking photos. However, he was answered that he had failed to implement the requirements of the regulation of Vitsebsk City Executive Committee “About mass events in the city of Vitsebsk”.

Round table on the occasion of Human Rights Day held in Brest

11.12.2014 Round table on the occasion of Human Rights Day held in Brest

The round table "Current status and new challenges in human rights work" was held on the initiative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee in Brest.

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