News for 10 Jun 2015
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
10.06.2015 Strike at plant in Maladzechna
Workers refused to work at the metalwork plant in Maladzechna.