News for 5 Apr 2017
05.04.2017 Seven more persons charged in ‘rioting case’
Seven more people arrested in the so-called ‘rioting case’ have faced formal charges under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. They are currently held in the KGB prison in Minsk.
05.04.2017 Human Rights Watch: Keep up pressure on Belarus to release detainees and respect fundamental freedoms
“Belarusian authorities led a shocking, all-out assault on peaceful assembly around the Freedom Day protests,” said Yulia Gorbunova, Belarus researcher at Human Rights Watch. “They should immediately release everyone who was detained in connection with the protests and investigate allegations of police mistreatment.”
05.04.2017 Authorities’ actions contradict their words, EU delegation says
The Belarusian authorities’ recent actions contradict the country’s stated policy of democratization and international commitments, the European Union’s delegation to the third round of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group said in a statement on April 4.