News for 23 Apr 2015

Journalist Viktar Parfionenka files appeal to Chairman of Supreme Court

23.04.2015 Journalist Viktar Parfionenka files appeal to Chairman of Supreme Court

Journalist Viktar Parfionenka has filed an appeal to the Chairman of the Supreme Court Valiantsin Sukala. Earlier, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk refused to open a civil case against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, which over the past few years rejected seven applications for accreditation with Radio Racyja.

Another death verdict expected in Homiel

23.04.2015 Another death verdict expected in Homiel

The body of a young mother with numerous stab wounds was found in the yard of a private house in Rečyca, Homiel region. The police are investigating the murder. Local human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka says the gravity of the crime resembles that committed by Aliaksandr Hrunou, who was executed last year. Therefore, he does not rule out a new death verdict.

Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives investigation materials

23.04.2015 Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives investigation materials

According to information received by the Human Rights Center "Viasna", political prisoner Yury Rubtsou has been allowed to read the materials of the case brought against him under Article 415 of the Criminal Code - "evasion from serving punishment of restraint of liberty”. He faces four episodes of “evasion”.

Police officer or cop?

23.04.2015 Police officer or cop?

According to numerous polls, less than 40% of Belarusians have complete trust in the police. Meanwhile, police officers seem to perform quite a respected function - to protect and defend. Is it a paradox?

AZERBAIJAN: Intigam Aliyev sentenced to 7.5 years of jail for human rights work

23.04.2015 AZERBAIJAN: Intigam Aliyev sentenced to 7.5 years of jail for human rights work

Paris-Geneva, April 22, 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), strongly condemns the seven and a half year jail sentence handed down today by the Baku Grave Crimes Court against Intigam Aliyev.

Human Rights Lawyer Aliyev Sentenced To Prison In Azerbaijan

23.04.2015 Human Rights Lawyer Aliyev Sentenced To Prison In Azerbaijan

BAKU -- A prominent human rights lawyer in Azerbaijan, Intiqam Aliyev, has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison after a trial that he called politically motivated.

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