News for 18 Mar 2016
18.03.2016 Activists lose appeal in ‘graffiti case’
The Minsk City Court dismissed today an appeal by three defendants in the so called ‘graffiti case’, Maksim Piakarski, Vadzim Zharomski and Viachaslau Kasinerau, who were sentenced to heavy fines on January 29.
18.03.2016 Freelance journalist Zhukouski sentenced to another fine
Freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski has been fined 7,350,000 rubles by the Mazyr District Court. The journalist was found guilty of illegal manufacturing media products (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code).
18.03.2016 Celebration Of Freedom Day Banned In Vitsebsk
Vitsebsk residents cannot get permission from the officials for seven years.
18.03.2016 Niakliayeu’s Association Denied Registration
As said by the politician, he had been denied registration on formal grounds.
18.03.2016 Viasna demands immediate release of all political prisoners in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has pardoned 148 people serving jail terms. Several human rights defenders and opposition activists and politicians were among those pardoned in the amnesty decree signed by Aliyev on March 17, according to rferl.org.
18.03.2016 Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian society still far from understanding tolerance
The Human Rights Center "Viasna" has joined the European Action Week Against Racism, a series of events taking place from 12 to 21 March to highlight the problems faced by vulnerable social groups.