News for 19 Apr 2015
19.04.2015 Political prisoner Artsiom Prakapenka denied pardon
On April 17, political prisoner Artsiom Prakapenka phoned his family from the Mahilioŭ prison and said that he had been shown a response from the commission for pardon that rejected his request without explanation. Artsiom Prakapenka says he was not allowed to have a copy of the document.
19.04.2015 Human rights crisis in Belarus discussed at OSCE side event
On April 17, the situation in Belarus was discussed at a side event held in Vienna in the framework of the OSCE additional meeting on the human dimension, dedicated to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.