News for 26 Mar 2015

Pavel Sapelka: Only one political prisoner has chances for release under amnesty

26.03.2015 Pavel Sapelka: Only one political prisoner has chances for release under amnesty

The authorities are preparing another large-scale amnesty, according to euroradio.by. Lawyer of the unregistered Human Rights Center "Viasna" Pavel Sapelka says that the amnesty bill has not yet been published. However, all such acts have similarities and general principles, so we can now assume whether political prisoners can be amnestied.

While defendants are tortured in Belarus, there is no assurance that the guilty are punished

26.03.2015 While defendants are tortured in Belarus, there is no assurance that the guilty are punished

As part of an urgent action by Amnesty International, representative of the Russian Committee against Torture and an Amnesty International member Dmitry Utukin signed a petition to the President of Belarus urging him to immediately declare a moratorium on executions with a view to abolish the death penalty in Belarus.

Journalist Andrei Mialeshka denied accreditation

26.03.2015 Journalist Andrei Mialeshka denied accreditation

Freelance journalist Andrei Mialeshka has been denied accreditation as a journalist of the Belarusian Radio Racyja. The journalist could not understand on what basis this decision was taken, as the written response from the Foreign Ministry says nothing about it.

BCD activists in Hrodna lose business

26.03.2015 BCD activists in Hrodna lose business

Siarhei and Mikalai Verameyenkas, activists of the Belarusian Christian Democracy in Hrodna, have had their license suspended by the Ministry of Transport, thus being deprived of the opportunity to earn a living by passenger carriage. The formal reason for this was last year’s fine that was imposed on Siarhei Verameyenka for violations in the design of trip tickets.

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