News for 2 Jun 2015

Baranavičy activist claims that he was beaten by police

02.06.2015 Baranavičy activist claims that he was beaten by police

Baranavičy activist of "Young Front" Kiryl Luksha was beaten by the police after a protest action. He reported it through his accounts on social networking websites.

Freelance journalists Volha Chaichyts and Siarhei Krauchuk get fined 30 basic units

02.06.2015 Freelance journalists Volha Chaichyts and Siarhei Krauchuk get fined 30 basic units

Judge Shaiko of the Dziaržynsk District Court decided to fine the journalist Volha Chaichyts for violation of Art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code, Part 2, 30 basic units or 5.4million rubles. Siarhei Krauchuk was fined the same amount, too.

Mikalai Autukhovich is appealing alleged arrear in payment of insurance fees during his imprisonment

02.06.2015 Mikalai Autukhovich is appealing alleged arrear in payment of insurance fees during his imprisonment

Former political prisoner and entrepreneur Mikalai Autukhovich continues to challenge the illegal actions of the Department of Social Protection Fund (SPF) of Vaŭkavysk district, which requires him to pay the debt on compulsory insurance payments to the budget provided for entrepreneurs.

Baranavičy activists challenge picket ban at Supreme Court

02.06.2015 Baranavičy activists challenge picket ban at Supreme Court

Human rights activist Siarhei Housha has filed a supervisory appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Baranavičy City and District Court of january 27, 2015 and the determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Brest Regional Court of March 19, 2015.

Will Supreme Court help make open "open trials " in penal colonies?

02.06.2015 Will Supreme Court help make open "open trials " in penal colonies?

Lawyer Pavel Sapelka asks the Supreme Court of Belarus to clarify the procedure of citizens' access to offsite hearings held in penitentiary institutions.

Biaroza officials again regard solidarity with political prisoners as "inciting ethnic hatred"

02.06.2015 Biaroza officials again regard solidarity with political prisoners as "inciting ethnic hatred"

Biaroza human rights defenders and social activists have been again denied the opportunity to publicly voice their disagreement with the tax on the unemployed and the presence of political prisoners in the country.

Brest: freelance journalists get attacked and taken to police station

02.06.2015 Brest: freelance journalists get attacked and taken to police station

The incident took place in the evening of 1 June, when local journalists Ales Liauchuk and Milana Kharytonava were preparing a video report about the dangers of smoking in one of the shopping centers of Brest.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2015

02.06.2015 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2015

In May, there were no positive developments in the human rights situation in Belarus.

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