News for 17 Apr 2015
17.04.2015 Political prisoner Artsiom Prakapenka may be pardoned
According to the political prisoner’s father Anatol Prakapenka, his son, Artsiom Prakapenka, may be released in the near future after he sent a petition for clemency to the President back in February. Earlier, President Lukashenka publicly promised to release political prisoners in case they sought pardon. However, Artsiom Prakapenka is still in prison.
17.04.2015 Ideology officials in Biaroza ban meeting with writer Natalka Babina
The meeting was to be held on April 19 at a library in the town of Bielaaziorsk.
17.04.2015 Miklós Haraszti: Lukashenka system needs Europe now (video)
The UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, spoke yesterday at a meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament.
17.04.2015 Human rights activists urge members of intergovernmental organizations to visit Mikalai Statkevich
On April 17, the Legal Transformation Center and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" passed an urgent appeal to Mrs. Maira Mora, head of the European Union’s mission in Belarus, in connection with an increased pressure against political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich.