News for 8 Jul 2015

MIA can easily turn cereals into pasta, meat into fish and oil to fat

08.07.2015 MIA can easily turn cereals into pasta, meat into fish and oil to fat

How are foodstuffs interchanged in the conditions of the penitentiary system and what do people have to eat there?

Supreme Court upholds prohibition of picket in Baranavičy

08.07.2015 Supreme Court upholds prohibition of picket in Baranavičy

July 7, Baranavičy human rights activist Siarhei Housha received a response from the Supreme Court to his complaint concerning the prohibition of the picket he intended to hold on December 10, 2014. The picket was prohibited by Baranavičy City Executive Committee. The ban was then upheld by Baranavičy City and District Court and Brest Regional Court. The Supreme Court recognized the courts' verdicts as lawful and dismissed the appeal of the human rights activist.

Shabnam Khudoydodova not allowed to meet with lawyer

08.07.2015 Shabnam Khudoydodova not allowed to meet with lawyer

Shabnam Khudoydodova, arrested activist of “Group 24”, hasn't been allowed to meet with a lawyer for over ten days.

"Committee against Torture" is left among the foreign agents and can be liquidated

08.07.2015 "Committee against Torture" is left among the foreign agents and can be liquidated

July 8 the panel of judges of the regional court in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) dismissed the appeal of the human rights organization "Committee against Torture" and upheld the decision of the Sovetsky District Court of Nizhny Novgorod, which upheld the prosecutor of Nizhny Novgorod Region Oleg Panasenko.

What difficulties are faced by observers during elections?

08.07.2015 What difficulties are faced by observers during elections?

The lawyer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Hary Pahaniaila talks about the differences between the current presidential campaign from the previous ones and the main difficulties faced by the observers.

Hrodna region: not all websites of executive committees promptly inform about electoral process

08.07.2015 Hrodna region: not all websites of executive committees promptly inform about electoral process

On July 1-19 the district executive committees in Belarus accept documents for the nomination of candidates for President of the Republic of Belarus within the framework of the electoral campaign.

What do administrative detainees pay for?

08.07.2015 What do administrative detainees pay for?

There is no clear and transparent information regarding the nutrition norms for persons serving an administrative arrest remains unclear.

 BAJ Protest against the Practice of Fining Journalists for Work

08.07.2015 BAJ Protest against the Practice of Fining Journalists for Work

Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly protests against the increasing administrative prosecution of freelance journalists whose materials are published in foreign mass media.

Salihorsk: human rights appeal against actions of the local Council of Deputies

08.07.2015 Salihorsk: human rights appeal against actions of the local Council of Deputies

Human rights activist Leanid Markhotka has appealed to the Minsk Regional Council of Deputies the refusal of the Presidium of the Salihorsk District Council to bring to the next sitting the draft ruling "On Freedom of Peaceful Assembly”.

There has been no information about Ihar Alinevich for a month already

08.07.2015 There has been no information about Ihar Alinevich for a month already

As reported by the mother of the political prisoner, Valiantsina Alinevich, there hasn't been any information about him for a month already. This fact is of great concern, as the latest news about him back in May were that was placed in the penal cell for a short term.

Detention facility in Smaliavichy: Disgusting food, bucket instead of toilet, dirty mattress

08.07.2015 Detention facility in Smaliavichy: Disgusting food, bucket instead of toilet, dirty mattress

An activist of European Belarus civil campaign describes confinement conditions in a temporary detention facility in Smaliavichy.

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