News for 1 Apr 2015

Yury Liashenka challenges actions of medics who detained him while picketing

01.04.2015 Yury Liashenka challenges actions of medics who detained him while picketing

April 1, Salihorsk civil society activist, wheelchair user Yury Liashenka filed a claim to the Salihorsk District Court. He asks the court to find the actions of the medics who detained him at a picket, took him to hospital contrary to his will and injected him with an unknown substance illegal and violating his right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Amnesty International publishes Death Penalties and Executions 2014

01.04.2015 Amnesty International publishes Death Penalties and Executions 2014

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2014. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the use of the death penalty, such as commutations and exonerations, where there is reasonable confirmation.

Malpractice of military offices: 1.5 years of personal restraint for evasion from medical examination

01.04.2015 Malpractice of military offices: 1.5 years of personal restraint for evasion from medical examination

In late March, the Minsk District Court found a young draftee, citizen of the Minsk district, guilty of evading from the military service and punished him with 1.5 years of personal restraint with sending him to an open correctional facility.

Brest prosecutor's office asked to check construction works on the territory of Brest fortress for compliance with legislation

01.04.2015 Brest prosecutor's office asked to check construction works on the territory of Brest fortress for compliance with legislation

The reason for the appeal, filed to the prosecutor's office by the head of the Brest regional branch of Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Ihar Maslouski, are the construction works and putting sewage on the territory of the memorial complex "Brest Fortress".

Another picket banned by Baranavichy authorities

01.04.2015 Another picket banned by Baranavichy authorities

Baranavichy City Executive Committee prohibited the trade union activist Ryhor Hryk to hold a picket against the violation of the Constitution and laws by local officials, under the slogan “Let's bring activities of the authorities under civilian control".

Brest journalist fined Br5.4 million

01.04.2015 Brest journalist fined Br5.4 million

Inna Khomich was found guilty of cooperation with foreign media without accreditation. Independent journalist was fined 30 basic units (Br5.4 million). Moscow District Court of Brest has taken the decision on April 1, Euroradio reports.

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