News for 16 Mar 2015

Tamara Sialiun appeals to Constitutional Court

16.03.2015 Tamara Sialiun appeals to Constitutional Court

Tamara Sialiun, mother of an executed death row convict Pavel Sialiun, has filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court. In it, she draws attention to the fact that the present practice of executing the death penalty and implementation of Article 175 of the Criminal Executive Code of the Republic of Belarus brings the suffering to the families and friends of those executed.

Ashmiany customs officers seize Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations

16.03.2015 Ashmiany customs officers seize Review-Chronicle of Human Rights Violations

March 13 at the border crossing "Kamenny Loh" Belarusian customs officersseized 47 copies of "Situation of Human Rights in Belarus in 2014" in English and Belarusian, prepared by the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" on the basis of monthly reviews of human rights violations.

Baranavichy police fail to identify wreath burners

16.03.2015 Baranavichy police fail to identify wreath burners

Civil society activist Viktar Syrytsa has received a reply from the Baranavichy City Police Department, signed by the head of the public security division, lieutenant-colonel Aliaksei Trafimau.

Freelance journalist files individual communication with UN Human Rights Committee

16.03.2015 Freelance journalist files individual communication with UN Human Rights Committee

A journalist from Homel, Mikalai Biamko, has filed an individual communication with the UN Human Rights Committee, seeking protection of his right to receive an impart information.

Vitsebsk: public hearing is over, the questions remain

16.03.2015 Vitsebsk: public hearing is over, the questions remain

March 13, a public hearing concerningthe felling of four trees and two lilac bushes near the Vitsebsk regional library named after Lenin was held in Vitsebsk. The hearing was held outdoors and was attended by about 30 people.

Vital Huliak appeals UN Human Rights Committee

16.03.2015 Vital Huliak appeals UN Human Rights Committee

Vaukavysk activist Vital Huliak has filed an individual communication with the United Nations Human Rights Committee. It can be considered a double appeal.

Svetlahorsk police fail to identify persons who threatened Yury Liashenka

16.03.2015 Svetlahorsk police fail to identify persons who threatened Yury Liashenka

Svetlahorsk police keep answering to the repeated appeals of a civil society activist, disabled of the first group Yury Liashenka by saying they didn't manage to identify the protractors.

Ales Bialiatski: Authorities are trying to beat journalists and human rights activists out of the electoral process

16.03.2015 Ales Bialiatski: Authorities are trying to beat journalists and human rights activists out of the electoral process

The head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" commented on the recent facts of the persecution of journalists and human rights defenders in Mahiliou at his public Facebook page.

Blogger threatened after refusing to go to police station without summons

16.03.2015 Blogger threatened after refusing to go to police station without summons

A renowned blogger defies an established practice in Belarus when people must report to police just after a telephone call from investigators. Journalist and blogger Hleb Labadzenka came across the outrageous methods used by a police officer from Minsk's Saviecki DIstrice Police Department.

Minsk Regional Court dismisses Mikhail Hladki's appeal

16.03.2015 Minsk Regional Court dismisses Mikhail Hladki's appeal

March 13, Minsk Regional Court considered the appeal of Mikhail Hladki against the verdict of the Minsk District Court by which he was denied a compensation for the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages resulting from unlawful imprisonment.

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