News for 22 Feb 2016
22.02.2016 Tajik opposition activist released from jail in Belarus
Shabnam Hudoydodova, activist of the Group 24 Tajik opposition movement, has been released from jail in Brest, after over eight months of imprisonment.
22.02.2016 Activists briefly detained in Svietlahorsk
Viachaslau Siuchyk, leader of the Razam opposition movement, and activist of vendors’ protests Ales Makayeu were detained by the police in Svietlahorsk on February 19. The activists had come to the town to meet with local entrepreneurs.
22.02.2016 Pope Francis Calls Death Penalty Inappropriate "No Matter How Serious the Crime"
In a letter to the President of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty, Pope Francis expressed the Catholic Church's opposition to the death penalty, calling it "inadmissible, no matter how serious the crime committed."