News for 22 Mar 2015
22.03.2015 Brest Regional Court turns down appeal by human rights activist Siarhei Housha
Judge Nina Ustsimchuk of the Brest Regional Court said in her ruling that there were no grounds for cancellation of the decision of the court of the city of Baranavichy and Baranavichy district, which upheld the city authorities’ ban on a picket dedicated to the International Human Rights Day.
22.03.2015 Opposition activist in Mahiliou sends complaints to prosecutor over PC seizure
Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party and journalist Ihar Barysau has sent a complaint to the prosecutor about the seizure of computers that were taken by the police on March 12.
22.03.2015 Pavel Sapelka: Vigilance must have legal framework, otherwise it will turn into witch-hunt
Over the last month, in different places of Belarus – Minsk, Hlybokaye, Iuye – there have been a few cases where police officers detained people who photographed office buildings: journalists and ordinary passers-by. At the same time, law enforcement officers referred to a recent decision of the Minister of the Interior, which prohibited photographing a number of public and administrative offices (http://news.tut.by/society/438550.html), and the perpetrators may be held to determine their identity and other circumstances. Lawyer Pavel Sapelka comments on this ruling in the context of current legislation.