News for 6 Apr 2015

Decree "On prevention of social dependency" turns all citizens in "obliged persons"

06.04.2015 Decree "On prevention of social dependency" turns all citizens in "obliged persons"

Being a human rights activist, I cannot but make a few observations regarding the Decree No. 3, by which the Presidential Administration amused Belarusian citizens (as well as foreign citizens and even persons without citizenship) last week.

Ecological activist Stanislau Ramanovich arrested for 15 days

06.04.2015 Ecological activist Stanislau Ramanovich arrested for 15 days

April 6, ecological activist, detained Stanislau Ramanovich, detained on April 5 in Minsk, was tried at the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk.

New criminal case instigated against Yury Rubtsou

06.04.2015 New criminal case instigated against Yury Rubtsou

April 6, political prisoner Yury Rubtsou was taken to the Pruzhany District Department of the Investigative Committee from the open corrective facility No. 7 in the village of Kuplin, together with his personal belongings.

Minsk Regional Court upholds prohibition of Human Rights Day picket

06.04.2015 Minsk Regional Court upholds prohibition of Human Rights Day picket

Minsk Regional Court dismissed the cassation appeal of the human rights activist Leanid Markhotka.

Krychau police found no violations in the activities of the head of ideological department

06.04.2015 Krychau police found no violations in the activities of the head of ideological department

Publisher of the newspaper "Volny Horad" Uladzimir Kudrautsau (pictured) received a response to his appeal to the prosecutor of the Krychau district concerning illegal actions of the head of the department for ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Krychau District Executive Committee, Maryna Maksimava.

Svetlahorsk: social activist denied employment

06.04.2015 Svetlahorsk: social activist denied employment

Civil society activist Ihar Pesikau has been trying to get employed for several years already. The local authorities are consequently making him a “social parasite”.

Baranavichy activist files supervisory appeal against picket ban

06.04.2015 Baranavichy activist files supervisory appeal against picket ban

April 3, human rights activist from Baranavichy Siarhei Housha filed a supervisory complaint to the chairman of the Brest Regional Court in the case of banning picketing on the occasion of the Human Rights Day.

Mikalai Statkevich may face another criminal case

06.04.2015 Mikalai Statkevich may face another criminal case

Over the last week the political prisoner was issued a number of penalties. The prison administration drew up eight acts about it. As reported by his wife, Maryna Adamovich, the political prisoner has been deprived of the short-term meeting with her, appointed on April, and a food parcel.

Kastus Zhukouski's car twice examined on the border

06.04.2015 Kastus Zhukouski's car twice examined on the border

The customs officers detained the car of the civil society activist Kanstantsin Zhukouski for several hours.

Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich's problems with mail correspondence persist

06.04.2015 Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich's problems with mail correspondence persist

Civil society activists who have been sending letters to Mr. Vaskovich haven't received letters from him for a long time already.

“Lukashenka Go Away” tattoo author searched

06.04.2015 “Lukashenka Go Away” tattoo author searched

Investigators from Brest are looking for the person who tattooed "Lukashenka go away" on Yury Rubtsou's body.

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