News for 10 Jun 2015

Riot policemen stop divine service in Homieĺ, believers are summoned to police station

10.06.2015 Riot policemen stop divine service in Homieĺ, believers are summoned to police station

Believers of the church "Praabražennie" (“Transfiguration”) in Homieĺ are summoned to the police department for questioning and getting official charges. Neither the believers nor the pastor of the church, Siarhei Mikalayenka, know about the reasons for such actions of the police.

Human rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine: Number of refugees is growing, there is shortage of  humanitarian aid

10.06.2015 Human rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine: Number of refugees is growing, there is shortage of humanitarian aid

Volunteers of the Human Rights Humanitarian Mission in the Ukraine and the volunteer organization "Station Kharkiv" urge community organizations and activists to join the campaign to help the displaced from the area of the anti-terrorist operation in the Ukraine.

Political prisoner Prakapenka earns 50,000 rubles a month

10.06.2015 Political prisoner Prakapenka earns 50,000 rubles a month

June 8-9, political prisoner Artsiom Prakapenko had a long-term meeting with his parents. In fact, it lasted less than a day - from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following day.

Minsk authorities ban BCD assembly in Svaboda Square

10.06.2015 Minsk authorities ban BCD assembly in Svaboda Square

The leaders of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party have received an answer to their application to Minsk City Executive Committee for holding the constitutive assembly of the BCD at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on June 13, 2015 in Svaboda Square in Minsk. According to the deputy head of Minsk CEC Ihar Karpenka, “it is intended to hold another mass event since May 2 until September 13 on the territory of Svaboda Square”.

Record fine for freedom of expression

10.06.2015 Record fine for freedom of expression

Homieĺ journalist Natallia Kryvashei has been sentenced to a fine of 9 mln Belarusian rubles for shooting in a video, shown at the satellite TV channel “BelSat”.

Azerbaijan is following steps of Belarusian regime

10.06.2015 Azerbaijan is following steps of Belarusian regime

The closure of the OSCE office in Baku, the ban on entry into the country of foreign journalists and international human rights defenders - the latest news from Azerbaijan remind the "inhospitable" policy of Lukashenka during the elections of 2010 and last year's World Hockey Championship.

HR activists-volunteers are impressed with unity, solidarity and non-indifference of Kharkiv citizens

10.06.2015 HR activists-volunteers are impressed with unity, solidarity and non-indifference of Kharkiv citizens

Aliaksei Kolchyn and Marharyta Vialichkina, human rights activists who participate in the "Human Rights Humanitarian Mission in Ukraine" as volunteers, assisting the displaced from the combat zone in Kharkiv, share their observations and reflections on the situation in the city and the eternal problem of “war and peace”, speaking about the anxieties and hopes of ordinary Ukrainians.

Viktar Trattsiakou about “Six Arguments against Death Penalty” (video)

10.06.2015 Viktar Trattsiakou about “Six Arguments against Death Penalty” (video)

Producer of documentary movies Viktar Trattsiakou has recently finished another video clip, presenting the fifth argument against the death penalty.

Political activist twice denied employment

10.06.2015 Political activist twice denied employment

After an attempt to find a job through the employment center in Mikaševičy Vital Kalinouski, a member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) is convinced that the authorities will label political and civic activists as “social parasites”.

Sentence on "Cosmetics bag" case still not executed

10.06.2015 Sentence on "Cosmetics bag" case still not executed

A judge of Minsk City Court has finally decided to watch the video recorded by Russia's Embassy in Minsk.

Strike at plant in Maladzechna

10.06.2015 Strike at plant in Maladzechna

Workers refused to work at the metalwork plant in Maladzechna.

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