News for 28 Nov 2016
28.11.2016 Death convict Ivan Kulesh executed
Death convict Ivan Kulesh has been executed, according to Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus.
28.11.2016 Government’s attitude to Ombudsman as indicator of respect for human rights
Human rights activists and lawyers from Belarus met last week with representatives of the Office of the Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights. The meeting was held at the initiative of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and dealt with the role and mandate of the Polish Ombudsman and the government’s attitude to the activities of his office in the light of the recent political changes in the country. It also touched upon the place of human rights in the official cooperation between Warsaw and Minsk.