News for 29 Apr 2015

Activist and journalists detained near Russian embassy in Minsk

29.04.2015 Activist and journalists detained near Russian embassy in Minsk

According to information received by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, reporters of the Belsat TV channel and civil society activists Volha Mikalaichyk and Katsiaryna Sadouskaya have been detained today outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk.

Human rights activist: Council of Republic performs functions of Constitutional Court?

29.04.2015 Human rights activist: Council of Republic performs functions of Constitutional Court?

The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly has replied to a petition by Tamara Sialiun, who asked to complain to the Constitutional Court about Article 175 of the Criminal Executive Code, as it violates Part 3 of Article 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.

Police search apartment of former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau after return from Ukraine

29.04.2015 Police search apartment of former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau after return from Ukraine

Former political prisoner Aliaksandr Malchanau, who returned from Ukraine two weeks ago, wrote today on his Facebook account: “They came to seek drugs, all approved by the prosecutor. They did not find anything. They took a hard disk (now I’m without an Internet connection) and two Ukrainian SIM cards. In general, a trifle, but unpleasant, now I am without money, the Internet, and waiting for the return of the HDD, which has been confiscated dozens of times.”

UCP urges to release and rehabilitate all political prisoners

29.04.2015 UCP urges to release and rehabilitate all political prisoners

On April 28, the Political Council of the United Civil Party adopted a statement which called on the Belarusian authorities to release and rehabilitate all political prisoners.

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