News for 21 Apr 2015
21.04.2015 Human rights activists in Biaroza appeal ban on Freedom Day rally
Human rights defenders have sent an appeal to the Court of Biaroza district. They believe that the reason for prohibiting a picket scheduled for March 25 is far-fetched. The ban was signed by deputy chairman of the district executive committee Yauhen Tarasiuk. The human rights activists disagree that the purpose of the picket – commemoration of the anniversary of the Belarusian People's Republic and the demand to release political prisoners – aimed at fomenting ethnic hatred.
21.04.2015 Human rights defender faces charges for writing to police
An administrative case has been opened against human rights defender Pavel Levinau, according to a letter received from the Kastryčnicki district police department of Viciebsk. The human rights activist had asked to prosecute those responsible for the distribution of Soviet flags in the city.