News for 10 Oct 2015

Procession of National Flag in Minsk (updated)

10.10.2015 Procession of National Flag in Minsk (updated)

A number of politicians and public figures have called on people to take part in the rally and procession on October 10 in central Minsk. People were told to come to Svabody Square at 5 p.m. and then proceed to Yakub Kolas Square under national white-red-white flags.

Today is the World Day against the Death Penalty

10.10.2015 Today is the World Day against the Death Penalty

October 10, 2015 the World Day against the Death Penalty, established by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, association of trade unions, local and regional authorities, legal associations and human rights organizations with a view to universal ban on this kind of penalty, is marked for the 13th time.

Election commission unanimously votes for withdrawal of accreditation of observer

10.10.2015 Election commission unanimously votes for withdrawal of accreditation of observer

A member of the Movement "For Freedom" Leanid Haravy from Haradok (Viciebsk region) was deprived of his observer accreditation and removed from the polling station.

Mahilioŭ: Investigation Committee found no confirmation of police abuse

10.10.2015 Mahilioŭ: Investigation Committee found no confirmation of police abuse

Investigation Committee found no corpus delicti in the actions of the riot police in Mahilioŭ, who were accused of threats and humiliation of human dignity.

Report on the observation of the stage of pre-election campaigning

10.10.2015 Report on the observation of the stage of pre-election campaigning

Observation of the election of the President of Belarus is carried out by activists of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" in the framework of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

International solidarity is important in solving the problem of the death penalty in Belarus

10.10.2015 International solidarity is important in solving the problem of the death penalty in Belarus

October 9 in Minsk, human rights activists held a press conference dedicated to the World Day against the Death Penalty.

Report on the results of monitoring of the fourth day of early voting at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus in 2015

10.10.2015 Report on the results of monitoring of the fourth day of early voting at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus in 2015

The early voting started at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus started on October 6 in conformity with the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus.

Tatsiana Bialko was going to be dismissed from work for membership in election commission

10.10.2015 Tatsiana Bialko was going to be dismissed from work for membership in election commission

Tatsiana Bialko lives in the village of Dzieraviančycy in the Slonim district and works as a cleaner at the local farm.

Students of Homieĺ Road-building College: "We were taken to vote on the first day by list”

10.10.2015 Students of Homieĺ Road-building College: "We were taken to vote on the first day by list”

Students of the Homieĺ Road-building College told on the condition of anonymity how the early voting was organized.

Human rights activists presented the book "Death Penalty in Belarus"

10.10.2015 Human rights activists presented the book "Death Penalty in Belarus"

October 9 in Minsk, the Human Rights Center "Viasna" presented the documentary book "Death penalty in Belarus" which contains information on the issue since 1998 till today.

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