News for 12 Aug 2015

Join the action dedicated to Mikalai Statkevich's birthday!

12.08.2015 Join the action dedicated to Mikalai Statkevich's birthday!

Today, August 12, the Belarusian political prisoner Mikalai Statkevich, who is the last candidate for presidency in the 2010 elections who is still held in jail, celebrates his birthday. He will spend another birthday in prison, in a one-man cell, without seeing the sky and the trees, without hearings the birds singing...

Volha Nikalaichyk's case sent for revising again

12.08.2015 Volha Nikalaichyk's case sent for revising again

August 12, the repeated consideration of an administrative case against the civil society activist Volha Nikalaichyk was held at Centraĺny District Court of Minsk.

Viciebsk Regional Court postpones trial of journalist Dzmitry Lupach

12.08.2015 Viciebsk Regional Court postpones trial of journalist Dzmitry Lupach

Hlybokaje journalist Dzmitry Lupach wanted to challenge the decision of Hlybokaje District Court, by which he had been fined 4.5 mln rubles for alleged collaboration with foreign media without accreditation.

Ihar Alinevich faces another disciplinary punishment in correctional colony

12.08.2015 Ihar Alinevich faces another disciplinary punishment in correctional colony

According to the information, reported to the Human Rights Center “Viasna” by the mother of Ihar Alinevich, Valiantsina Alinevich, the political prisoner is waiting for a decision about a new disciplinary punishment.

Leanid Sudalenka goes to court to find who pays interest to his income

12.08.2015 Leanid Sudalenka goes to court to find who pays interest to his income

August 11, Saviecki District Court of Homieĺ, chaired by Judge Yury Valashynenka, held a preliminary hearing on the complaint of a human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka against the demand of the tax inspectorate to provide information about his assets and income for the past ten years "for official use only".

Brest district: concerts are purposefully organized during electoral pickets of Aliaksandr Lukashenka

12.08.2015 Brest district: concerts are purposefully organized during electoral pickets of Aliaksandr Lukashenka

This is stated in the article "Signature - not yet vote, but the position is already visible", published the state regional newspaper "Zara nad Buham".

Parliament believes that language is settled perfectly by current legislation

12.08.2015 Parliament believes that language is settled perfectly by current legislation

The Standing Committee on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives considered the appeal of the assembly of Salihorsk branch of the Belarusian Language Society on the need to give the Belarusian language not a declarative, but a real status of the state language on par with Russian and ensure their real equality in all spheres of life.

Hrodna journalist asks police to find online detractors

12.08.2015 Hrodna journalist asks police to find online detractors

August 11, Hrodna journalist Andrei Mialeshka filed a written appeal to the Kastryčnicki District Police Department of Hrodna, asking to identify the persons who distributed defaming information and insults in his address at stopopp.com.

Luniniec: passport data for signature sheets are taken from personal files of employees at “Paliessieeliektramaš”

12.08.2015 Luniniec: passport data for signature sheets are taken from personal files of employees at “Paliessieeliektramaš”

As reported to a civil society activist Vital Kalinouski by workers of Luniniec enterprise “Paliessieeliektramaš” (“Paliessie Electric Machinery”), their brass visited them at workplaces, proposing to sign in support of Lukashenka.

Babrujsk: observers not informed about TEC sitting to establish electoral precincts

12.08.2015 Babrujsk: observers not informed about TEC sitting to establish electoral precincts

Members of the territorial election commission of the Pieršamajski district of Babrujsk didn't inform the observer of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Viktar Kachan about the time of the sitting at which the electoral precincts were formed.

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