News for 13 Apr 2015

Supervisory appeal of journalist Viktar Parfionenka dismissed

13.04.2015 Supervisory appeal of journalist Viktar Parfionenka dismissed

Hrodna freelance journalist continues struggling for the right to profession. Haven't received official accreditation of a correspondent of the Belarusian Radio “Racyja”, which he has been trying to obtain from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus since 2009, Mr. Parfinenka is now trying to obtain the accreditation through court.

Brest: social activists asking MPs to initiate appeal to Constitutional Court about "decree on social dependency"

13.04.2015 Brest: social activists asking MPs to initiate appeal to Constitutional Court about "decree on social dependency"

Supporters of the civil initiative "Social Office" sent letters to the House of Representatives from Brest - Larysa Bahdanovich, Uladzimir Bazanau, Viktar Valishytski and Valiantsin Milasheuski.

Baranavičy: social activists congratulate Statkevich Sr. on Easter

13.04.2015 Baranavičy: social activists congratulate Statkevich Sr. on Easter

Baranavičy activists Mikalai Antanovich, Uladzimir Hundar and Viktar Syrytsa visited Vitar Statkevich, father of political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich, and congratulated him on Easter.

Brest: freelance journalist Ina Khomich challenges fine

13.04.2015 Brest: freelance journalist Ina Khomich challenges fine

The journalist challenges the fine of 30 basic units, imposed on her on April 1 by the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest for "for illegal distribution and production of media products".

Ministry of Defense responds to appeals in Belarusian solely in Russian

13.04.2015 Ministry of Defense responds to appeals in Belarusian solely in Russian

Correspondence of the Salihorsk UCP party member Viktar Malochka with the structures of the Ministry of Defense has identified a total violation of the law on appeals of citizens by duty officials of this state agency.

Situation of Human Rights in Belarus. March 2015.

13.04.2015 Situation of Human Rights in Belarus. March 2015.

In March, the human rights situation in Belarus remained at an unsatisfactory level. The country’s penal facilities continued to hold six political prisoners. Siarhei Ivanou, 21, was sentenced to death.

More than 20 000 Belarusians demand to repeal the "Decree on spongers"

13.04.2015 More than 20 000 Belarusians demand to repeal the "Decree on spongers"

Authorities are proposed instead of fighting "spongers" to provide a decent salary. Today more than 20 000 people have signed the petition on change.org directed at the Aliaksandr Lukashenka's press-service to repeal Decree No. 3 "On Prevention of Social Dependency". The petition was created a week ago. Today more than 20 000 Belarusians have signed it.

13.04.2015 Memorial event to honour victims of Smolensk plane crash banned in Minsk

Policemen thwarted the event near the consulate of Poland in Minsk.

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