News for 28 Oct 2015

Court convicts opposition leaders over ‘National Flag March’

28.10.2015 Court convicts opposition leaders over ‘National Flag March’

The Centraĺny District Court of Minsk heard today the administrative charges brought against opposition leaders Anatol Liabedzka and Viachaslau Siuchyk for their involvement in the National Flag March staged on October 10.

28.10.2015 Head Of Polish Book Institute Was Refused Entry To Belarus

Grzegorz Gauden hasn’t obtained a Belarusian visa, therefore he will not attend opening of the Month of Polish Literature on October 29.

28.10.2015 Freedom House: Belarus Has Most Non-Free Internet in Europe

The US non-governmental organisation Freedom House has published its annual report on Internet Freedom worldwide.

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders launches thematic website

28.10.2015 UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders launches thematic website

The website tells about various types of persecution of human rights defenders and their organizations, the mandate and activities of the Special Rapporteur, UN documents and external resources for the protection of human rights defenders, as well as the latest news on the issue.

Activist in Brest insists on opening criminal case over electoral fraud

28.10.2015 Activist in Brest insists on opening criminal case over electoral fraud

Dzianis Turchaniak, an activist of the movement "For Freedom", has sent a complaint to the prosecutor of Brest against the Department of Internal Affairs of the city’s Maskoŭski district.

Miklós Haraszti: “No tangible signs of improvement with regard to the enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression”

28.10.2015 Miklós Haraszti: “No tangible signs of improvement with regard to the enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression”

On October 29, Miklós Haraszti, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, is expected to present a report on freedom of expression in Belarus at a session of the UN General Assembly.

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