News for 12 Mar 2015
12.03.2015 Homel: Larysa Shchyrakova gets fined for “participation in illicit manufacture and distribution of media products”
March 12, Judge of the Tsentrany District Court of Homel Viktar Kazachak considered an administrative report drawn up on freelance journalist Larysa Shchyrakova.
12.03.2015 Situation of Human Rights in Belarus. February 2015.
February was marked by a negative trend in the field of human rights. There was a clear departure of the EU and the US from a value-based approach in their relations with the Belarusian authorities. One can say that the official Minsk restored a dialogue on its own terms, which is based on a pragmatic relationship.
12.03.2015 Anzhalika Borys subjected to prophylactic supervision
She is suspected of acting on behalf of an unregistered organization.She was informed by it by an investigator of the Financial Investigations Department of the Committee of State Control in the Hrodna region.
12.03.2015 Baranavichy: children are offered to learn in Belarusian in a village school ten kilometers away from home
Parents of pupils of the former Belarusian-language form in Baranavichy, Tatsiana and Aleh Malashchakas and Antanina and Vasil Filipchyks filed a repeated appeal to the Prosecutor General.
12.03.2015 Apartment of Mahiliou journalist Ihar Barysau and the office of Mahiliou “Viasna” branch searched by police
The police have searched the apartment of a Mahiliou journalist, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), Ihar Barysau.
12.03.2015 Librarian summoned to the KGB after conversation with journalist
Special services show an increased interest to the interlocutors of Yury Dziashuk, independent journalist from Biaroza.
12.03.2015 Brest resident arrested for leaflets “freedom for political prisoners”
Siarhei Sukhaverkhi from Brest is in custody. Charter97.org learnt it from his friends.
12.03.2015 Elections come nearer. Haunting of human rights activists has started
Mahiliou Human Rights Centre , the only registered regional human rights organization in Belarus, faces liquidation.
12.03.2015 First hearing on liquidation of Mahiliou Human Rights Centre
March 10, judicial board for civil cases of the Mahiliou Regional Court started considering the claim of the Main Justice Board of the Mahiliou Regional Executive Committee on the liquidation of the public association "Mahiliou Human Rights Centre".