News for 12 Dec 2014

“Viasna” joins postcard marathon for political prisoners

12.12.2014 “Viasna” joins postcard marathon for political prisoners

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" has joined the campaign, launched by the Belarusian House in Warsaw with the approach of the major winter holidays – Christmas and New Year.

Political activist Pavel Vinahradau moving to exile in Berazino (photos)

12.12.2014 Political activist Pavel Vinahradau moving to exile in Berazino (photos)

December 12, leader of “Zmena” (the youth wing of the civil campaign “Tell The Truth!” Pavel Vinahradau had to move out of Minsk in order to evade fate of a “political dipsomaniac”.

Verdict on Pavel Levinau's case to be pronounced December 17

12.12.2014 Verdict on Pavel Levinau's case to be pronounced December 17

Vitsebsk human rights activist Pavel Levinau is a participants of a photo shoot with a graffiti depicting newspaper birds flying out of cages.Vitsebsk police qualified this photo shoot as an unauthorized picket.

Prosecutor's office identified “some violations” in the examination of Uladzimir Lemesh's apartment

12.12.2014 Prosecutor's office identified “some violations” in the examination of Uladzimir Lemesh's apartment

Most of the violations set forth in the activist's complaint against the illegal actions of police officers during an inspection of his apartment in the so-called "case of the red band" either “weren't noticed” by Salihorsk District Prosecutor's Office, or were considered legitimate. Still the institution had to react to some of the violations.

Hrodna human rights defenders: repressions against civil society activists are increasing

12.12.2014 Hrodna human rights defenders: repressions against civil society activists are increasing

December 11, Hrodna human rights activists held a round table dedicated to summarize the results of the year, discuss pressing issues and the difficulties faced by human rights activists.

Kobryn: Ales Mekh fined 1.5 mln roubles for commemoration of Kalinouski insurgents

12.12.2014 Kobryn: Ales Mekh fined 1.5 mln roubles for commemoration of Kalinouski insurgents

Deputy Head of Kobryn District Court Piatro Tsimashenka found the local activist Ales Mekh guilty of participation in an unauthorized mass event.

Biaroza human rights and civil society activists send postcards to political prisoners

12.12.2014 Biaroza human rights and civil society activists send postcards to political prisoners

All six political prisoners will receive warm greetings from Biaroza. The signers of the postcards believe that it is important to receive support in prison walls, and regard their letters and postcards as a small moral support.

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