News for 26 Aug 2015

“Prisoners in activity therapy centers should not be employed but dismissed”

26.08.2015 “Prisoners in activity therapy centers should not be employed but dismissed”

Local executive authorities have received an obligation to assist the activity therapy centers (medical-labor dispensaries, popularly known as LTPs) in the employment of citizens, and open-type correctional institutions have been charged with the employment of prisoners. The decision is ordered by a resolution of the Council of Ministers of 14 August 2015, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the government.

Investigative Committee violates presumption of innocence in ‘graffiti case’

26.08.2015 Investigative Committee violates presumption of innocence in ‘graffiti case’

The website of the Investigative Committee published on August 22 information about the accused and suspects in so-called ‘graffiti case’, which violates the presumption of innocence of the detainees.

Navapolack police close probe into attack on election activists

26.08.2015 Navapolack police close probe into attack on election activists

The Navapolack City Department of Internal Affairs has closed an investigation of a claim submitted by Tatsiana Ladukas, a member of Tatsiana Karatkevich’s nomination group.

Human Rights Watch: Great News from Belarus but has Anything Really Changed?

26.08.2015 Human Rights Watch: Great News from Belarus but has Anything Really Changed?

The news was good, if unexpected: On August 22, Belarus’ President Aliaxander Lukashenka pardoned on “humanitarian grounds” six men imprisoned by the authorities. International and domestic rights groups and organizations had recognized them as “political prisoners” and had been pressuring Belarus for their release, in some cases for years.

No opposition on precinct election commissions in Baranavičy

26.08.2015 No opposition on precinct election commissions in Baranavičy

On August 25, the Baranavičy city executive committee held a meeting, which approved without any discussion a list of candidates for 68 precinct election commissions of the city.

Border guards detain human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

26.08.2015 Border guards detain human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka

Human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka was detained by the Belarusian border guards as he was going by train from Vilnius last evening.

26.08.2015 Martin Uggla: It’s naïve to think that “liberalisation” started in Belarus

Release of political prisoners changes nothing in the dictatorial system of power, Lukashenka is simply looking for a way out of the dire financial condition.

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