News for 14 Aug 2015

'Azerbaijan is turning into a dictatorship – we shouldn't fall for its caviar diplomacy'

14.08.2015 'Azerbaijan is turning into a dictatorship – we shouldn't fall for its caviar diplomacy'

After a lifetime fighting for human rights, Leyla and Arif Yunus face a decade in jail. How can Europe turn a blind eye, asks Souhayr Belhassen?

Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities

14.08.2015 Salihorskers vote against urban densification at a meeting with the city authorities

Under public pressure, the head of Salihorsk District Executive Committee Aliaksandr Rymasheuski had to conduct a full-fledged meeting with the residents of the city, who are outraged with the destruction of the public garden near the shop "Lapis".

Pavel Sapelka: Interior Ministry arbitrarily, without sufficient justification, reduces the already limited rights of prisoners

14.08.2015 Pavel Sapelka: Interior Ministry arbitrarily, without sufficient justification, reduces the already limited rights of prisoners

Prison censors did not allow Yauhen Vaskovich inquire about the possibility of distance learning at European Humanitarian University.

Human rights activist calls on the Central Election Commission and the Prosecutor's Office to take action against "Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen"

14.08.2015 Human rights activist calls on the Central Election Commission and the Prosecutor's Office to take action against "Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen"

The coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" Uladzimir Labkovich appealed to the Central Election Commission and the Prosecutor's Office with a complaint about a violation of the laws of the Republic of Belarus.

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities continue anti-HR rhetoric

14.08.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities continue anti-HR rhetoric

During a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on August 11 the chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Uladzimir Andreichanka said that mutual support on key issues for the two countries would successfully defend their interests in the UN.

Bundestag member Manuel Sarrazin: Mikalai Dziadok needs our support

14.08.2015 Bundestag member Manuel Sarrazin: Mikalai Dziadok needs our support

Manuel Sarrazin, a German politician and Bundestag member (Alliance 90/The Greens), calls to express solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners.

Criminal proceedings for Belarusian-language graffiti, lawlessness of riot police (video, photos)

14.08.2015 Criminal proceedings for Belarusian-language graffiti, lawlessness of riot police (video, photos)

After 4 p.m. on August 11 in Minsk, people in black uniforms with guns and helmets broke into three different apartments. Young residents were knocked down to the floor. In one of the apartments they were kept on the floor for about an hour, and electric shockers were used towards them without any reasons.

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