News for 6 Aug 2015

Women in penal colonies: violation of labor and social rights

06.08.2015 Women in penal colonies: violation of labor and social rights

Andrew Coyle, the author of aids for prison staff "A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management", (International Centre for Prison Studies) argues that women constitute from 2% to 8% of the total number of prisoners in all penitentiary systems of the world.

Kličaŭ authorities terrorize BCD founders

06.08.2015 Kličaŭ authorities terrorize BCD founders

In Kličaŭ district, local and regional authorities terrorize the people who have signed for the establishment of the Party “Belarusian Christian Democracy”. As said by the coordinator of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy in Mahilioŭ region, Taisiya Kabanchuk, first of all it concerns new people, who didn't put their signatures earlier.

Mikalai Autukhovich taken to hospital with hypertensive crisis

06.08.2015 Mikalai Autukhovich taken to hospital with hypertensive crisis

Most likely, Mikalai Autukhovich is having a hypertensive crisis: his blood pressure has increased rapidly, he is feeling unwell, having headaches... Most probably, this is result of the unpleasant events of the last days and the heat …

 "Hazieta Slonimskaja" Faces Trial for Insulting the President

06.08.2015 "Hazieta Slonimskaja" Faces Trial for Insulting the President

According to article 23.33 of the Code of Adminstrative Offenses,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles).

Tatsiana Seviarynets not allowed to meet with “MP”

06.08.2015 Tatsiana Seviarynets not allowed to meet with “MP”

A meeting with a “member of parliament” was organised at "Viciebskdreŭ" ("Viciebsk Wood") plant on August 4. The meeting was free for all.

Human Rights Watch: Ailing Rights Defenders’ Trial in Azerbaijan is Travesty of Justice

06.08.2015 Human Rights Watch: Ailing Rights Defenders’ Trial in Azerbaijan is Travesty of Justice

(Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and stop the prosecution of Leyla and Arif Yunus, elderly human rights defenders who are both in grave health, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 3, 2015, Arif Yunus’s blood pressure spiked, and he lost consciousness while standing trial in court. He received medical care during subsequent hearings on August 4 and 5, but his condition is poor.

Ex-political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich: The circus show is going on!

06.08.2015 Ex-political prisoner Mikalai Autukhovich: The circus show is going on!

It will be decided at the trial today whether police supervision over Mikalai Autukhovich will be extended.

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