News for 5 Jun 2015

13 arguments showing that conditions in penal colonies are not "almost like in the army"

05.06.2015 13 arguments showing that conditions in penal colonies are not "almost like in the army"

Lawyer of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Pavel Sapelka compares the challenges faced in prisons in Belarus with the Soviet and European practice and draws 13 arguments showing that present-day Belarusian penal colonies aren't “almost like the army”.

State does not want to admit its guilt in illegal imprisonment of Mikhail Hladki

05.06.2015 State does not want to admit its guilt in illegal imprisonment of Mikhail Hladki

For several years already Mikhail Hladki has been seeking recognition of his right to compensation for materials and moral damages and prosecution of those who had participated in the proceedings in his case.

Kryčaŭ District Court drops administrative case against Uladzimir Kudrautsau

05.06.2015 Kryčaŭ District Court drops administrative case against Uladzimir Kudrautsau

June 4, the consideration of the administrative case against the publisher of the newspaper "Voĺny Horad" Uladzimir Kudrautsau, who was charged with libeling the employee of the main bureau for combating organized crime of the Kryčaŭ District Police Department Aliaksandr Dziameshka, finished at the Kryčaŭ District Court.

FIDH: European governments must take action to release the political prisoners in Azerbaijan

05.06.2015 FIDH: European governments must take action to release the political prisoners in Azerbaijan

One week before the opening ceremony of the first European Games in the history of the continent, FIDH calls on the European leaders to make the participation of their countries in the opening ceremony of the Games contingent upon the release of political prisoners and activists placed in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges.

Committee against Torture to continue its activities in Chechnya

05.06.2015 Committee against Torture to continue its activities in Chechnya

This is the statement made by representatives of the organization at its Facebook account.

Human Rights Humanitarian Mission launched in Kharkiv

05.06.2015 Human Rights Humanitarian Mission launched in Kharkiv

June 4, Human Rights Humanitarian Mission started its work in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Škloŭ police watch opposition activists

05.06.2015 Škloŭ police watch opposition activists

Before Aliaksandr Lukashenka's visit to Škloŭ the local police persecute the opposition.

BCD activist to stand trial  for anti-alcohol posters

05.06.2015 BCD activist to stand trial for anti-alcohol posters

Activist from Slonim Ivan Bedka will be tried for a poster reading “Let's protect our children from alcoholism”.

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