News for 17 Mar 2016
17.03.2016 Ongoing harassment of human rights defenders in Chechnya
Igor Kalyapin, a leading Russian rights activist was attacked last evening by masked men in Grozny, pelted with eggs, paint, and a cake after he was evicted from the hotel he was staying in.
17.03.2016 Anti-Crisis Meeting Banned In Salihorsk
Local authorities did not allow activist Uladzimir Shyla to hold a rally without explanation of the reasons.
17.03.2016 Soviet-Era Belarusian Dissident Dies In Minsk
Soviet-era Belarusian dissident Syarhey Khanzhankou has passed away at the age of 74. Khanzhankou's wife, Alena Skamyanava, told RFE/RL that her husband died due to a long-term illness on March 16 in Minsk.