News for 4 Aug 2015

Homieĺ polyclinic: medics are told to sign for Lukashenka during working hours

04.08.2015 Homieĺ polyclinic: medics are told to sign for Lukashenka during working hours

Collection of signatures in support of the nomination of the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka for the elections was organized at branch No. 1 of Homieĺ city central polyclinic.

Signatures for Lukashenka are also collected at “Homieĺkabieĺ”

04.08.2015 Signatures for Lukashenka are also collected at “Homieĺkabieĺ”

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" has learned that July 28 at the company “Homieĺkabieĺ” people were forced to sign for the candidacy of Aliaksandr Lukashenka during working hours.

Leanid Svetsik is not allowed to picket on International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus

04.08.2015 Leanid Svetsik is not allowed to picket on International Day of Solidarity with civil society of Belarus

The official reason for the ban is the absence of service with the public utilities, police and medics. The human rights activist was informed about it in a letter signed by the head of the Čyhunačny District Executive Committee Natalllia Liapioshkina.

Mahilioŭ: collection of signatures for Lukashenka started at “Zenith” before registration of electoral teams

04.08.2015 Mahilioŭ: collection of signatures for Lukashenka started at “Zenith” before registration of electoral teams

This was reported by Aliaksei Paulouski, who is collecting signatures in support of presidential contender from the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka.

Leanid Kulakou complains about the conditions of detention in the detention center of Minsk district

04.08.2015 Leanid Kulakou complains about the conditions of detention in the detention center of Minsk district

Activist of "European Belarus" Leanid Kulakou is serving 7 days of administrative arrest for solidarity with political prisoner Yury Rubtsou.

District newspapers of Mahilioŭ region also write only about collection of signatures for nomination of Lukashenka

04.08.2015 District newspapers of Mahilioŭ region also write only about collection of signatures for nomination of Lukashenka

The websites of the district newspapers of Mahilioŭ region contain few articles dedicated to the presidential electoral campaign of the Republic of Belarus so far.

Yury Rubtsou: number of walks is reduced, the quality of food is poor

04.08.2015 Yury Rubtsou: number of walks is reduced, the quality of food is poor

The political prisoner Yury Rubtsou told his wife, who visited him in prison in Baranavičy, that the number of walks was groundlessly restricted and the food served to the prisoners was of poor quality.

Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2015

04.08.2015 Human Rights Situation in Belarus: July 2015

There were no positive developments in the human rights situation in Belarus during the month. conditions of detention and increasing pressure on political prisoners continued to be an issue of particular concern for human rights organizations.

Websites of district executive committees in Brest region inform only about collection of signatures only for the incumbent

04.08.2015 Websites of district executive committees in Brest region inform only about collection of signatures only for the incumbent

Most internet pages of the executive power in the region quite modestly inform about the campaign for the presidential elections in Belarus and are confined to official reports on the establishment of election commissions at the local level.

Brest journalist Aliaksandr Liauchuk gets his phone blocked despite repaid fine

04.08.2015 Brest journalist Aliaksandr Liauchuk gets his phone blocked despite repaid fine

According to the journalist, an SMS-message from the telephone company MTS came to the phone which is used by his seven-year old daughter. By this message the user was informed that the telephone number would be blocked on court decision.

Prisoners report a deterioration of prison conditions

04.08.2015 Prisoners report a deterioration of prison conditions

Persons, convicted under Article 328 of the Criminal Code (trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances) through their relatives reported a significant deterioration in conditions in Belarusian prisons.

Zmitser Dashkevich: EU encourages Lukashenka to take new “hostages”

04.08.2015 Zmitser Dashkevich: EU encourages Lukashenka to take new “hostages”

Lifting sanctions from 24 Belarusian officials and judges means unprincipled trade ahead of the so called election.

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