News for 7 Dec 2015
07.12.2015 Human rights organizations of Belarus recognize Mikhail Zhamchuzhny political prisoner
We do not rule out that there certain illegal behavior by Mikhail Zhamchuzhny could be the result of provocation of crime: incitement, inducement, encouragement, directly or indirectly, to commit unlawful acts.
07.12.2015 Valiantsin Stefanovich receives national human rights award
Valiantsin Stefanovich, deputy chairman of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has been awarded the National Human Rights Prize during a ceremony traditionally held on the eve of the International Human Rights Day, December 10.
07.12.2015 Federica Mogherini To Opposition Leaders: I Share Your Assessment Of Situation In Belarus
The EU High for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has answered the letter of Andrei Sannikov, Ales Bialiatski and Mikalai Statkevich.
07.12.2015 Freelance journalist complains to UN Human Rights Committee
Larysa Shchyrakova, a freelance journalist and representative of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) in Homieĺ, has complained to the UN Human Rights Committee about the violations of her right to receive and disseminate information (freedom of expression), and the right to defense in court (a fair trial).
07.12.2015 Legal proceedings in jail death case deadlocked
Despite the fact that the judges have overturned a number of decisions by the Svietlahorsk district office of the Investigative Committee, they generally support the investigation in the death of Aliaksandr Akulich, disregarding the undeniable arguments of human rights defenders.